The ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch The Rain’ Campaign was launched by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 22nd March 2021 to be undertaken across the country in both rural and urban areas with the theme “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls”. The Campaign is to be implemented across the country, in both rural and urban areas from March 22 to November 30, 2021 (the pre- monsoon and monsoon period in the country). The main aim of the campaign is to take water conservation at the grass root level through people’s participation and urge stakeholders to create rainwater harvesting structures suitable to the climatic conditions and subsoil strata, to ensure proper storage of rainwater.
Under this campaign, GuruJal Society in collaboration with Navjyoti India Foundation hosted a session on Water Awareness with Dr. Kiran Bedi (Water Warrior: Mission Water Rich Puducherry) on 1st May 2021. We received more than 370 registrations and there were 350+ participants on zoom and Facebook live.
This session was to make every citizen aware of our present water crisis and find solutions at individual level to Catch the Rain and Dr. Kiran Bedi made it very interactive and insightful session by adding her perspective, guidance and governance aspect to it.