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Belagavi Dist selected for Jal Shakti Abhiyan – Girish Hosur appointed nodal officer

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Girish Hosur, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, New Delhi has been appointed as Central Nodal Officer (CNO) for Belagavi district for the central government initiated Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) scheme which kick-started from July 1. Belagavi district has three water stressed blocks which include Athani, Ramdurg and Saundatti.

Inspired by the Prime Minister’s impetus on Jal Sanchay, the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) is a time-bound, mission-mode water conservation campaign. The JSA will run in two Phases: Phase 1 from 1st July to 15th September 2019 for all States and Union Territories; and Phase 2 from 1st October to 30th November 2019 for States and UTs receiving the retreating monsoon (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu). During the campaign, officers, groundwater experts and scientists from the Government of India will work together with state and district officials in India’s most water-stressed districts for water conservation and water resource management by focusing on the accelerated implementation of five target intervention. The JSA aims at making water conservation a Jan Andolan through asset creation and extensive communication.

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girish-hosurThe government aims at providing drinking water to every household on priority and in a sustainable manner and JSA will bring positive change in people for water conservation. During the campaign, officers, groundwater experts and scientists from the Government of India will work together with State and district officials in India’s most water-stressed districts for water conservation and water resource management by focusing on accelerated implementation of five target intervention.

The interventions are – water conservation and rainwater harvesting; Renovation of traditional and other water bodies/ tanks; Reuse bore-well recharge structure; Watershed development and; Intensive afforestation.

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