Consider the following statements about Jal Kranti Abhiyan:

  1. The Jal Kranti Abhiyan, envisages for two villages to be selected as "Jal Grams" at every block level in India
  2. It provides for a "Sujalam Card" to be issued for every selected Jal Gram

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because the Jal Kranti Abhiyan, envisages for two villages to be selected as “Jal Grams” in every district of India. Under Jal Kranti Abhiyan two villages, preferably facing acute water scarcity are being selected as “Jal Grams”.

A card known as Sujalam Card is issued for every Jal gram which would provide the yearly status/information on availability of water for the village from all sources. 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 issue pertaining to water.

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