PM Modi Launches Ken-Betwa River-Linking Project On The World Water Day 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen World Water Day 2021 to launch the “Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch The Rain” campaign in a video conference where he will start the Ken-Betwa Link project.
What is the Ken-Betwa Link project?
Developed by the Jal Shakti ministry and states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, it is first-ever river-linking project in India. The river-linking will allow carrying water from the surplus areas to parched areas.
What is World Water Day?
PM Modi chose March 22 to launch the first-ever river-linking project as a mark of celebration of World Water Day and to show his solidarity with the theme of World Water Day 2021. The theme is to “support the achievement of sustainable development goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030” and river-linking is the first big step towards this direction.
What is the history of World Water Day?
In December 1992, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to observe World Water Day and decided to celebrate World Water Day every year on March 22. The first World Water Day was celebrated on March 22, 1993. Since then, March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day across the globe.
How to celebrate World Water Day 2021?
This year, the celebrations will be limited to virtual summits due to the pandemic situation. People can visit the website of the United Nations to participate in online conversations about the value of water for the people. They can use #Water2me and #WorldWaterDay to engage in online discussions.