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Karnataka plans to provide tap connections to all rural households under Jal Jeevan Mission by 2022-23

Karnataka plans to provide tap connections to all rural households under Jal Jeevan Mission by 2022-23 Part of: GS-III- Water resource  (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Karnataka presented its Annual Action Plan for the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in the State to the Ministry of Jal Shakti. The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been working with the States in preparing a roadmap to implement the Prime Minister’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, which aims to provide 55 li

BIS Draft Standard for Drinking Water

BIS Draft Standard for Drinking Water   Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has prepared a draft standard for the supply system of piped drinking water.   The draft has been titled as ‘Drinking water supply quality management system — requirements for piped drinking water supply service’.   Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) BIS Act, 2016 established BIS as a statutory and National Standards Body. It replaces Indian Standards

5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS)

5th India Water Impact Summit (IWIS) GS-Paper-1 Resource management (MINS-I.V)   Organized by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and Center for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) has held virtually. India Water Impact 2020 is hosting experts and academicians from all over the world to discuss and debate issues related to water conservation, water security and river rejuvenation. Theme: Comprehensive analysis

Interlinking of the Rivers and Ken-Betwa Project

The Ken-Betwa Link Project The Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) is the River interlinking project that aims to transfer surplus water from the Ken river in MP to Betwa in UP to irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region spread across the districts of two states mainly Jhansi, Banda, Lalitpur and Mahoba districts of UP and Tikamgarh, Panna and Chhatarpur districts of MP. Ken-Betwa is one of the 30 rivers interlinking projects conceived across the country. The project has been delayed du

Water Resources

Water Resources About 71% of our earth is covered by water and hence our earth is called a watery planet. 97% of the earth's water is found in the oceans (Unused due to saltiness-for drinking, growing crops, and most industrial uses except for cooling). 326M cu. miles of water there on the planet. 320 million cubic miles of that is in the oceans 3% of the earth's water is fresh. 2.5% of the earth's freshwater is unavailable: locked up in glaciers, polar ice caps, atm

Glacial Lake Atlas of Ganga River Basin released

Glacial Lake Atlas of Ganga River Basin released The present glacial lake atlas is based on the inventoried glacial lakes in part of the Ganga River basin from its origin to the foothills of the Himalayas covering a catchment area of 2,47,109 sq. km. The study portion of the Ganga River basin covers part of India and the transboundary region. The Atlas is available on the Bhuvan portal of NRSC, ISRO (https://bhuvan.nrsc.gov.in/nhp/ ), India WRIS Portal (www.indiawris.gov.in ) and the

Jaldoot App & Groundwater Status in India

Jaldoot App & Groundwater Status in India The "JALDOOT App and JALDOOT App e-brochure" was recently released by the Ministry of Rural Development to better measure groundwater levels. ??????? About JALDOOT app  The Panchayati Raj and the Ministry of Rural Development collaborated to create the JALDOOT app. This app will be used all throughout the nation to record the water level of a village's chosen one to three wells. Both online and offline usag

Assessment of the Dynamic Ground Water Resource 2022

Assessment of the Dynamic Ground Water Resource, 2022 The Dynamic Ground Water Resource Assessment Report for the entire nation for the year 2022 was just released by the Union Minister of Jal Shakti. What are the Assessment's Findings? The annual groundwater extraction is 239.16 BCM, while the total annual groundwater recharge is 437.60 BCM. According to the assessment, groundwater recharge has increased. The annual groundwater recharge was 436 bcm while the annual groundwat

Waste Water Management

Waste Water Management Nearly half, or 43%, of the world's rivers are contaminated with pharmaceutical active components at levels that could be fatal to human health. Waste water management and process controls must be given top priority by the pharmaceutical industry to reduce antibiotic contamination and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In India's many states, notably in pharmaceutical centers like Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana, widespread pharmaceutical con

Groundwater Protection

Groundwater Protection The United Nations-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 emphasised the importance of groundwater in global food production and food security. Significant Highlights: The conference was hosted by UN-Water, UNESCO, and the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre. The summit was organised to raise global awareness about groundwater conservation. It also marked the end of the UN-"Groundwater: Water's Making the Invisible Visible" campaig

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