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Water crisis: Govt ropes in 255 bureaucrats for Jal Shakti Abhiyan

The aim of the programme is to increase the water table in the stressed areas through dams, ponds, afforestation

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Ruchika ChitravanshiSomesh Jha New Delhi
As India faces a deficit monsoon season and widespread water shortages, the government is launching a pan-Indian campaign — the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan” — targeting water-stressed areas for stocktaking and conservation initiatives.

The campaign, to be launched on July 1 by Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, has roped in 255 bureaucrats across different departments and ministries, nominating them for one water-stressed district each. “We have to start going on the field for “sanchay” and mobilise the public to take part in water conservation,” a senior government official said.

The aim of the programme is to increase the water table in the

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 11:20 PM IST

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