Candle light vigil around traditional water bodies
With a view to generating awareness about the importance of water conservation and the need to protect traditional water bodies, a candle light vigil was organized around the Collectorate Pond in Bhojpur district of Bihar on 3rd September, 2019.
Given that surface water and ground water are an integral part of the water cycle, a need was felt to institute unified National Water Awards with the objective of encouraging stakeholders to adopt a holistic approach towards water resource management in the country. After the successful implementation of National Water Award 2018, the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti is organising National Water Awards 2019.
This ten year sanitation strategy for rural areas in India, prepared by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal
Shakti, Government of India, in consultation with State Governments and other stakeholders, lays down the framework for moving from ODF to ODF Plus. ODF Plus entails that ODF behaviours are sustained, and every village has access to solid and liquid waste management.
- Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Sustainability