Centre announces nationwide ‘Catch the Rain’ campaign from March 22

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Ministry of Jal Shakti has taken up nationwide campaign “Jal Shakti Abhiyan – Catch the Rain” focusing on saving and conserving rainwater with the theme “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls” from March 22 to November 30, 2021, in the pre-monsoon and monsoon periods of 2021, covering both urban and rural areas of all the districts in the country.    

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The Government of India, in partnership with States, is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission – Har Ghar Jal which aims at providing potable water to every rural household through tap water by 2024 with an estimated outlay of Rs.3.60 lakh crore.

At the time of the announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission on August 15, 2019, out of 18.93 crore rural households, 3.23 crore rural households were reported to have a tap water supply. Since then, 3.87 crore rural households have been provided with tap water connections.

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