Government of India
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About Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Phase I: 1st July to 15th September 2019 (all States)
Phase II: 1st October to 30th November 2019 (States with retreating monsoon)

Inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s impetus on Jal Sanchay, the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) is a time-bound, mission-mode water conservation campaign. The JSA will run in two Phases: Phase 1 from 1st July to 15th September 2019 for all States and Union Territories; and Phase 2 from 1st October to 30th November 2019 for States and UTs receiving the retreating monsoon (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu). During the campaign, officers, groundwater experts and scientists from the Government of India will work together with state and district officials in India’s most water-stressed districts* for water conservation and water resource management by focusing on accelerated implementation of five target intervention. The JSA aims at making water conservation a Jan Andolan through asset creation and extensive communication.

*Water-stressed districts: Districts with critical or over-exploited groundwater levels as per the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) 2017. For states without critical and over-exploited groundwater levels, districts with the least availability of groundwater in comparison to the rest of the districts in the state have been selected.

Intervention Areas

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Water conservation and rainwater harvesting

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Renovation of traditional and other water bodies/tanks

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Reuse and recharge structures

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Watershed development

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Intensive afforestation

Special Intervention Areas

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Block and District Water Conservation Plan

Development of Block and District Water Conservation Plans (To be integrated with the District Irrigation Plans)

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra Mela

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Melas to promote efficient water use for irrigation (Per Drop More Crop), and better choice of crops for water conservation

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Urban Waste Water Reuse

In urban areas, plans/approvals with timebound targets to be developed for waste water reuse for industrial and agriculture purposes. Municipalities to pass by-laws for the separation of grey water and blackwater

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Scientists and IITs

Scientists and IITs to be mobilised at the national level to support the teams

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3D Village Contour Mapping

3D Village Contour Maps may be created and made accessible for efficient planning of interventions