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Jal Shakti ministry to adopt a flexible approach for tackling water issue

In its 2019 manifesto, the BJP had promised that it would launch the 'Jal Jivan Mission', under which its government would ensure piped water for every household by 2024

GS Shekhawat asked the states to start a public movement for conservation and promotion of rational use of water
GS Shekhawat asked the states to start a public movement for conservation and promotion of rational use of water

The new Jal Shakti (water) ministry will adopt a flexible approach for tackling the water issue and delivering on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll promise of “Nal se Jal” (tap water) using surface and ground water, depending on the region, and pushing for conservation and sustainability to balance supply.   Outlining the broad contours of the strategy, Parameswaran Iyer, drinking water and sanitation secretary said, “Water conservation will go together with supply. Delivery will be managed by the community.”   In its 2019 manifesto, the BJP ...