This is first of its kind campaign in the state of Jharkhand. It is supported both by NGOs and government departments. Under the aegis of Yugantar Bharati, several NGOs got united and spread the messages of conservation of water resources, importance of water and monitoring quality of water in all parts of the state. The state wide water awareness campaign (Jal Jagrukatta Abhiyan) started in the year 2006. It was an outcome of the ambitious Damodar Yatra taken up in the year 2004 and in the subsequent year a similar exersice was done in river Subarnrekha. The activist came to the conclusion that the matter of environment especially water cannot be left alone with the bureaucrats and the politicians. The vital source, the elixer of life is too inportant to be lift at the decretion of few people. It was thought that unless each and every idividual is not involved in conserving the water resurces.
This first of its kind campaign in the state of Jharkhand was supported both by NGOs and governmental departments. The campaign was a huge success. It began on 14 January, 2006 Makar Sankranti and ended on May-June whenever Ganga Dashera falls. The water awarness campaign 2006 was formally inaugrated on 22 March, 2006 by noted water activist and Magsaysay awerd winner Sri Rajendra Sing of Alwar, Rajasthan.
The Water Awareness Campaign included activities like:
- Seminar, Workshop etc.,
- Flora, Fauna and Soil exhibits, Poster & Photography Exhibition,
- School level Programmes & Competition,
- Setting up of a water Quaity Testing Laboratories,
- Water Quaity Testing of major rivers of the State,
- Rally Nukkad for Awareness
- Observance of Damodar Mahotsava
- Observance of Subernrekha Mahotsava
The resounding secess of Water Awareness Campaign 2006 proved that thousands of people were facing chronic water crisis in the state and they wanted change.
This year 2016 Jal Jagrukata Abhiyan focal theme is “CLEANING WATER BODIES OF JHARKHAND” in the Jharkhand state.
In past year the subject of Water Awareness Campaign are given below:-
“Role of Civil Societies in Protection of
“Conservation of Saranda Forest”
“Development, Corruption and
“National Resources Management: Accounting & Accountability”
“Aquatic Biodiversity of Jharkhand”
“Local effects of Global Warming”
“Availability of Potable water: Quality and
“Conservation of Minor Water Bodies”
“Environment of Jharkhand and its
“Water Resources of Jharkhand