Jalsatyagrah is a flagship programme of Bhaskar Foundation & Dainik Bhaskar Group for Water Conservation. The name derives its inspiration from Satyagrah movement of Mahatma Gandhi. Keeping in view the alarming situation of water scarcity in India, Dainik Bhaskar Group feels that mass involvement is necessary to find solution to this problem. Every person should contribute towards conservation of water. Activity being carried out by the Group under Jalsatyagrah programme as described below:
Jalsatyagrah campaign is carried out by Dainik Bhaskar Group in many cities on regular intervals. The campaign includes activities like road shows, public meetings, awareness & educational programes in schools and residential areas. Mobile exhibition demonstrating a working model of roof water harvesting is also organized in various cities. Dainik Bhaskar carries out special stories & columns in its group newspaper on water conservation. Advertisements are also released on regular basis to create awareness about water conservation. Special campaigns like “Tilak Holi” is carried out during Holi festival to motivate people for celebrating dry Holi.
Bhaskar Foundation has restored many village ponds in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Di-silting has been carried out villages like Badadhara, Tundri in Janjghir District, Dharmjaigarh in Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh and Niwas & Papal villages in Singrauli District of Madhya Pradesh. Several hand pumps and submersible motor pumps have also been repaired.
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