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Jal Shakti Abhyan: ICAR-CIBA organized outreach activities for the school students to create awareness on water conservation

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ICAR-CIBA organised outreach activities for high school students on 5th and 10th September 2019 in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu to inculcate the importance of water conservation, rain water harvesting and efficient utilization water. More than 1500 school students participated in the campaign and it is tantamount to communicating about 2000 families. The Govt. of India through the Jal Shakti Abhiyan envisages a time bound, mission mode water conservation and water security campaign aims at making water conservation a Jan Andolan through asset creation and extensive communication. As part of the campaign the scientists of CIBA and KVK conducted essay writing, elocution competitions and audio-visual presentations for the students of Chennai High School Mylapore on 5th September, 2019 and Muruga Dhanuskodi Girls Higher Secondary School at Tondiarpet, Chennai on 10th September, 2019. Further, the students were given exposure on the gravity of water resources depletion, water pollution and its impact and the importance of afforestation, rain water harvesting, conservation and efficient usage of water. During the occasion, water conservation pledge was administered to the students.