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Jal Shakti Abhiyan aims to bring people forward to conserve and conserve rain water.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start the Jal Shakti Abhiyan on Monday on World Water Day. The campaign has been named Catch the Rain Campaign. This will provide relief to many districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh from drought. Modi will start this through video conferencing.
The campaign will be conducted between March 30 and November 30, before the onset of monsoon and at the end of it. This campaign will be started as a mass movement for mass participation in water conservation at the grassroots level. Its purpose is to bring people forward to conserve and conserve rain water.
Ken-Betwa connectivity project will be approved
During this time, the Center will also sign a landmark agreement for the Ken-Betwa Liaison Project between the Minister of Water Power and the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh-Madhya Pradesh. This nationwide scheme of interlinking of rivers is the first project in the country.
Programs will be held everywhere except in the states where elections are held
After this program, programs will be organized in gram panchayats and gram sabhas of all districts of the country to discuss issues related to water and water conservation. For water conservation, gram sabhas will also take a water oath. These events will not be held in the states where elections are going to be held.