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Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Recently, the President of India presented the Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman 2023 and graced the launch of Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch The Rain -2023 in New Delhi.

Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman:

  • The Swachh Sujal Shakti Samman aims to recognize the contributions and leadership of women at the grassroots level in achieving a Swachh Sujal Bharat (clean and water-secure India).
  • The award felicitates women achievers who have made exceptional contributions towards the National Flagship Missions such as ODF Plus Model Villages, Har Ghar Jal Villages, and Water Conservation.
  • The Union Ministry of Jal Shakti organizes the event annually to honor women champions in the rural water and sanitation sector.

Catch the Rain campaign:

  • Catch the Rain is a Jan Andolan campaign initiated to promote rainwater harvesting structures (RWHS) creation by all stakeholders.
  • The campaign has a tagline, “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls.”
  • The National Water Mission (NWM) under the Ministry of Jal Shakti is responsible for implementing the campaign.
  • The campaign is conducted throughout the country, targeting both rural and urban areas.

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