“Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain”

Ministry of Jal Shakti is taking up a nation-wide campaign “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain”(JSA:CTR) focusing on saving and conserving rainwater with the theme “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls” from 22 March 2021 to 30 November 2021 in the premonsoon and monsoon periods of 2021, covering both urban and rural areas of all the districts in the country. ... Read more

National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti launched a campaign “Catch the Rain” with the tag line “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls” in 2020 to nudge the states and all stakeholders to create Rain Water Harvesting Structures (RWHS) suitable to the climatic conditions and sub-soil strata, with people’s active participation.

As a preparatory step for the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain” campaign in 2021, a massive awareness drive was launched on 21st December 2020 in collaboration with the “Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan” (NYKS) involving Youth Clubs in 623 districts across the country including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.



Intervention Progress

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Reuse and Recharge Structures

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Watershed Development

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Intensive Afforestation

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Training / Awareness Programs by KVK


Enumeration of Water Bodies

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Special Intervention Areas

Setting Up of Jal Shakti Kendras

It is planned to set up Jal Shakti Kendras (JSKs) at each District Headquarter. (JSK) will be “Knowledge Centers” for disseminating information related to water conservation techniques and will provide technical guidance to people.

Enumeration, Making Inventory and GIS Mapping of all Water Bodies

Preparations of Scientific Water Conservation Plan

Each district in the country has been requested to prepare scientific water conservation plans with the help of remote sensing images from NRSA and GIS mapping technology for identification of existing water-bodies/Water Harvesting Structures (WHS) and for planning future WHS.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Melas

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Melas to promote efficient water use for irrigation (Per Drop More Crop), and better choice of crops for water conservation.

Urban waste water Reuse

In urban areas, plans/approvals with time bound targets to be developed for waste water reuse for industrial and agriculture purposes. Municipalities to pass by-laws for the separation of grey water and black water.