On World Water Day, PM Narendra Modi Launches ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ With An Aim To Conserve Rainwater

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign aimed at conserving water on World Water Day 2021.

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March 23, 2021

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On World Water Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new movement to save water. The PM on Monday launched the ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign aimed at conserving water. According to the PM, tackling water shortage has become the need of the hour. He also announced at an event that any funds available with MGNREGA will be spent on rainwater conservation until the monsoon comes.

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The ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain’ campaign aimed at conserving water was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a virtual event on 22 March, which was attended by a number of Sarpanches from across the country. Addressing the event on World Water Day, Modi raised concern over most of the rainwater getting wasted in the country. Launching the campaign, the PM said that more rainwater is to be conserved, as it would decrease our dependence on groundwater.

The prime minister said that the campaign will directly affect India’s plan to become a self-sufficient country. He said that the country is dependent on its water resources and water connectivity and pointed out that in order for fast-paced development to happen, we need effective water conservation.

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The prime minister at the launch event promised that every rupee of MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) funds will be put into effect for the conservation of rainwater until the monsoon arrives. Meanwhile, he also explained the need for people to respect the campaign and urged the public to use water carefully.

The ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign, which aims at water conservation at grassroots levels, will be undertaken across the country, in both rural and urban areas. The campaign launched on March 22 will be held till November 30.

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