World Water Day: PM Modi to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan |PM Modi to launch First river interlinking project in India

World Water Day: PM Modi to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan |PM Modi to launch First river interlinking project in India

World Water Day: PM Modi to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan |PM Modi to launch First river interlinking project in india

The Ken Betwa Link Project is the first project of the National Perspective Plan for the interaction of rivers in the country. The campaign will be carried out across India, in both rural and urban areas, with the theme "catching the rain where it falls, when it falls"


On the occasion of World Water Day on 22 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain' campaign at 12:30 pm via video conferencing.


During the virtual launch campaign, a memorandum of understanding (MoA) will be signed between the Union Water Minister and the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to implement the Ken-Betwa Link project, according to a statement from the Prime Minister. Office.


The Ken Betwa Link Project is the first project of the National Perspective Plan for the interaction of rivers in the country. The campaign will be carried out across India, in both rural and urban areas, with the theme "catching the rain where it falls, when it falls". It will be implemented from 22 March to 30 November - the pre-monsoon and monsoon periods in the country.


The agreement for the Ken-Betwa Link project begins with the vision of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to initiate inter-state cooperation to transport water from surplus to drought-prone areas, through interlinked rivers to water-stressed areas in drought-prone areas. Takes it away.


The project involves the construction of the Daudan Dam and a canal to connect the Ken and Betwa rivers for the transfer of water from the former to the latter. The project also includes Lower Ayer Project, Kotha Barrage and Bina Complex Multipurpose Project.


According to the statement, the interlinking of the rivers project will provide annual irrigation of 10.62 lakh hectares, supply drinking water to about 62 lakh people and also help in generating 103 MW of hydropower.


PM Modi will also launch a mass movement to seek water conservation at the grassroots level through people's participation. The objective is to build rainwater harvesting structures suitable for climatic conditions and sub-flat areas to ensure proper storage of rain water to all stakeholders.


After the event, a gram sabha will be held in all gram panchayats (in states except elections) in each district to discuss issues related to water and water conservation. For water conservation, gram sabhas will also take 'Jal Oath'.

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