The Jal Shakti Abhiyan has taken all measures to boost the rural economy and combat present health crisis created by COVID-19. Also, the scheme is to use large availability of rural labour forces (due to lock down).
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had recently announced that the monsoon rains in the country are to be normal. With this, the Jal Shakti Abhiyan had made preparations to conserve water and recharge and replenish water sources.
The Jal Shakti Abhiyan was launched in 2019. So far, the scheme has covered over 256 water stressed districts in the country. It is the largest mass movement in India that brings all stakeholders under one ambit. This is because more than 6 and half crore people are part of it. This includes central government, state governments, Panchayati raj institutions, etc.
Under the scheme, more than 5 lakh water bodies have been renovated. Around one crore rain water harvesting and water conservation structures have been created.