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Nal se Jal Scheme: Key Facts

Nal se Jal Scheme: Key Facts
  • Launched by: The Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Launched in: July 2019
  • Purpose: To provide a piped water connection to every household by 2024.

Key Feature:

  • This project will likely lead to a massive jump in the investment in water and sanitation.
  • According to a report, the water demand will be twice the present supply and India could lose up to 6 per cent of its GDP.
  • The investments will be made in the various items such as pipes, EPC, water treatment pumps and valves.
  • The per capita investment will be around Rs 8,000-9,000 for providing piped water access. This investment would add up to the spending of at least Rs 5.6 trillion-6.3 trillion over FY2020-2025, which would be almost double the spending on water and sanitation in FY2019.
  • In the Union Budget 2019-2020, the Jal Shakti Ministry has reserved Rs 28,261.59 crore (US$ 3.92 billion) for this scheme.
  • In addition, the Government will emphasis on the demand and supply-side management of water at the local level, such as rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge, and management of household wastewater to reuse in agriculture.
  • Also for this purpose, the Government will use additional funds that are available under the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

About the Jal Shakti Ministry

  • This ministry was formed in May 2019 by merging of two ministries;
    1. Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and
    2. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Questions:

Q: 1. The present Jal Shakti minister –
A. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
B. Giriraj Singh
C. Mahendra Nath Pandey
D. Arvind Ganpat Sawant
Answer: Option A
Explanation:

  • Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Minister - Giriraj Singh
  • Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Minister - Arvind Ganpat Sawant
  • Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister - Mahendra Nath Pandey
Q: 2. The Minister of State (Jal Shakti) –
A. Prahalad Singh Patel
B. Kiren Rijiju
C. Rattan Lal Kataria
D. Shripad Yesso Naik
Answer: Option C
Explanation:

  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Tourism - Prahalad Singh Patel
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs - Kiren Rijiju
  • Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence - Shripad Yesso Naik
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