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Jaldoot Campaign; HimVijay Exercise;
By IASToppers
September 16, 2019

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Key Facts for Prelims

  • Unique Travelling Exhibition flagged off
  • India to deploy latest American weapon systems for Ex-HimVijay along China border

 

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Key Facts for Prelims

Unique Travelling Exhibition flagged off

Union Minister for Environment said that ‘Jaldoot’ is a unique initiative and it will take the message of water conservation to masses.

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ABOUT JALDOOT CAMPAIGN

  • Under the Jalshakti Abhiyan, Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Pune in association with Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) launched the Jaldoot campaign.

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  • The mobile travel bus exhibition of Jaldoot campaign aims to create awareness about the various Government’s initiatives.

BACKGROUND

  • To tackle the water crisis looming the country, the Government of India launched the Jalshakti Abhiyan, a water conservation campaign focusing on 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts across the country.
  • The Jalshakti Abhiyan focus on five key aspects:
  • Water Conservation and Rain Water Harvesting
  • Renovation of Traditional and other Water Bodies
  • Reuse of Water and Recharging of structures
  • Watershed Development
  • Intensive Afforestation
  • Jan Shakti for Jal Shakti’ mission was also launched under Jalshakti Abhiyan to conduct water analysis to spot harmful chemicals from the water and to boost water quality.
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India to deploy latest American weapon systems for Ex-HimVijay along China border

  • Indian Armed Forces are planning to deploy their latest American weapons systems including M777 ultra-light howitzers and Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in the war games to be carried out in Arunachal Pradesh, close to borders with China.

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ABOUT HIMVIJAY EXERCISE

  • The HimVijay military exercise is planned by India to test the war fighting abilities of the newly-raised 17 Mountain Strike Corps in Arunachal Pradesh.
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