‘Jalamrutha’ Conversation Scheme

Question: ‘Jalamrutha’ conservation scheme is related to –
(a) Karnataka
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Kerala
Answer :(a)
Related facts:

  • Recently (In Feb. 2019), a Water Conservation Scheme ‘Jalamrutha’ was launched by Karnataka Government.
  • Jalamrutha is a community-driven movement for water conservation in the state, initiated by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj.
  • The State Government has declared 2019 as the Year of Water.
  • The State Government has authorized a grant of Rs.500 Crore for the implementation of Jalamrutha scheme.
  • Under the scheme, the government aims to rejuvenate 14,000 water bodies and building 12,000 check-dams in next two years.

Relevancy of Scheme:

  • About 41% of the state’s population is living in urban areas. The cities require a huge volume of water to meet the demand.
  • North Bangalore is growing at a rapid pace.
  • The region sees burgeoning water consumption while the resources are less.
  • The state is left with no option but to bring Yettinahole water through the canal to meet the water demands.

Links:
https://www.deccanherald.com/state/jalamrutha-conservation-scheme-720940.html

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