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Building capacity of civil society organizations: India

Jal Jan Jodo campaign was launched in 2013 by experts and activists working on water issues from eleven states under the leadership of conservationist and Stockholm Water Prize winner popularly known as `Waterman’ Rajendra Singh. The main objective of the campaign was to connect people with water conservation issues. The campaign leaders believe that government …

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Awareness raising

There are more than 1200 small and big organizations (436 CBOs, 609 NGOs, 36 farmers groups and 119 colleges, universities and management institutions) as members of the campaign.  The campaign regularly organizes trainings for all levels of functionaries, which are conducted atTarun Jal Vidyapeeth (Water School), the training wing of Tarun Bharat Sangh (the organization …

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Social mobilization

Jal Jan Jodo campaign has been actively carrying out Nadi Yatras (foot marches along the rivers) joined by thousands of activists. These river walks have been very successful in connecting with people and in reviving several rivers like Hindon in Uttar Pradesh and Falgu river in Bihar where more than 3,000 people gathered along the …

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Collective action

Through an intensive planning process, village communities, with support from the grassroots activists, prepare Water Use Master Plans(WUMP), which is an action plan for management and revival of water and other natural resources at the village level. These are submitted to Government agencies and village authorities for execution. The process empowers the community to address …

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Dialogue

Jal Jan Jodo regularly and meaningfully involves different civil society actors on water issues. Regular dialogues are conducted with governments at all levels- national, state and district on issues such as the Water Security Bill, cross boundary river disputes, river rejuvenation, revival of water bodies, community control over water (as opposed to commercialization) and revival …

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Water security bill

Preface: The water crisis is increasing in the subcontinent of India, in the 21st century this crisis is becoming increasingly deep. At present, 413 districts out of total 707 districts of the country are facing increasing water crisis, this availability and requirement are continuously decreasing. The level of ground water is constantly going down, in …

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