The water conservation based Jal Shakti Abhiyan will be launched on Monday across the country to accelerate water harvesting and conservation measures. It aims to make water conservation and promotion of irrigation efficiency a mass movement with the help of asset creation and communication campaigns.
The Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be launching the scheme from New Delhi for which over 250 officers, including Additional and Joint Secretaries, have been appointed as in-charge of water-stressed districts in the country to plan ways to conserve the natural resource.
They have been appointed as Central Prabhari Officers of 255 water-stressed districts for coordinating the Jal Shakti Abhiyan.
These teams will visit identified blocks and districts, and coordinate the implementation of various water harvesting and conservation measures.
Prime Minister Narendra Mod, in his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio, has called upon people to start a mass movement for water conservation and resolve to save every drop of water amidst water scarcity in several parts of the country.