Ministry of Water Resources initiated Jal Kranti Abhiyan during 2015-16 for creating awareness on aspects of water security and water conservation. Under Jal Kranti Abhiyan two villages, preferably facing acute water scarcity, are being selected as “Jal Grams”. An integrated water security plan, water conservation, water management and allied activities are being planned for these villages by Panchayat level committees to ensure optimum and sustainable utilization of water. Totally 1348 villages have to be identified in 674 districts.
From each Jal Grams, one elected representative of Panchayat and one representative of the water users association are being identified as Jal Mitra/ Neer Nari and training is being imparted to them to create mass awareness about issues pertaining to water as well as providing necessary guidance in tackling water supply related routine issues.
A card known as Sujalam Card (with the logo “Water Saved, Water Produced) is being prepared for every Jal gram which would provide yearly status/information on availability of water for the village from all sources.