House panel suggests prepaid cards for power to save groundwater

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation   Source: IE Context: In order to prevent excessive exploitation of groundwater (GW), a Parliamentary Standing Committee report recommends discouraging the use of electric pumps by introducing measures such as pre-paid cards, etc.   Highlights of the report – “Groundwater: A Valuable but Diminishing Resource”: Over-extraction …

Jal Shakti Abhiyan

Topics covered: Conservation related issues. Jal Shakti Abhiyan What to study? For prelims and mains: features, need for and significance of the campaign. Context: Under the National Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Centre has decided to utilize the upcoming monsoon season to expand its water conservation efforts. Ministry of Home Affairs, as per the Centre, has allowed …

Insights into Editorial: Not many lessons learnt from water planning failures

Insights into Editorial: Not many lessons learnt from water planning failures Introduction: Following the massive water crisis across India in the summer of 2019, the Central government hurriedly launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA), a time-bound, mission-mode water conservation campaign to be carried out in two phases, across the 255 districts having critical and over-exploited …