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Jal Shakti Abhiyan (water conservation campaign)

About Jal Shakti Abhiyan (water conservation campaign ) Every city would now rejuvenate at least one water body. After the clarion call given by PM Narendra Modi in his “Mann ki Baat” on water conservation and Jal Shakti ministry’s campaign-based programme, the ministry of housing and urban affairs has asked all urban local bodies to undertake rejuvenation of a water body under their jurisdiction.  Working on Jal Shakti ministry’s nation-wide programme “Jal Shakti Abhiyan”, the ministry of housing and urban affairs, which is the nodal agency for urban renewal, has asked all urban local bodies to frame a water conservation programme. The thrust areas specified under the ministry’s programme include rainwater harvesting, reuse of treated waste water, rejuvenation of water bodies and plantation. Every urban local body has been asked to first constitute a rainwater harvesting cell which would would monitor ground water extraction, water harvesting potential of the city and ove