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  • RAOS, Jaipur
  • 22, Dec 2021
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Why in News: Minister of State for Jal Shakti informed Rajya Sabha about the Rain Water Harvesting.

Though Water is a State subject, Central Government has taken a number of important measures for implementation of rain water harvesting through scientific manner including watershed principles in the country.

MoHUA has formulated guidelines for the States to adopt measures suitable to local conditions, such as Unified Building Bye Laws (UBBL) of Delhi, 2016, Model Building Bye Laws (MBBL), 2016 and Urban and Regional Development Plan Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines, 2014.
In addition, a number of States have done notable work in the field of water conservation/harvesting such as 

  • Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan in Rajasthan
  • Jalyukt Shibar in Maharashtra
  • Sujalam Sufalam Abhiyan in Gujarat
  • Mission Kakatiya in Telangana
  • NeeruChettu in Andhra Pradesh
  • Jal Jeevan Hariyali in Bihar
  • Jal Hi Jeevan in Haryana &
  • Kudimaramath scheme in Tamil Nadu.