17 days the Paudhe Lagao, Paryavaran Bachao Campaign in New Delhi to start from 10th July

Now realizing the relevance of both trees and plants that they actually play a very important role in maintaining the natural balance, even the plantation campaign started by the Dainik Jagran across the entire country is seeing its impact in the Jammu as well. So, the Dainik Jagran together with different schools, the institutions, organizations who organized a tree plantation drive at the primary branch of the RN Tagore Public Higher Secondary School in the Nanak Nagar. Thereby, dozens of the saplings were planted also in the school premises. During this particular time, such enthusiasm of the school children was seen. The principal and staff also, and every student in the school were eager to plant. And on this occasion, both the children and staff took pledge to plant the saplings and to become able to save their environment. The children were actually motivated to make themselves and even the others aware of such plantation. The main message was to convey that if anyone will mess with nature, the future generations will be the one who will have to suffer ultimately, while, the problem of global warming is becoming more acute. The discussions are now going on around the entire world, and there is no doubt that in Jammu and Kashmir that there is a beauty of nature, but the way habitat is increasing there and the forests are now decreasing. So, in such a situation, the future ultimately can become complex to overcome by planting the saplings.

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What is Sankalp Parva celebration by the Government of India?

The Union Minister of State for Culture Prahlad Joshi informed that the Union Ministry of Culture has announced that on the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 27th June 2020 the Ministry has decided to celebrate a tree plantation campaign with a duration of two weeks, called "Sankalp Parva" from 28th June to 12th July 2020.

 What is Sankalp Parva called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged to plant at least five trees wherever possible to ensure a clean and healthy environment in India. After PM Modi's call, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh called for successfully organizing 'Sankalp Parva' and has recommended planting at least five trees. representing the herbal heritage of India. The trees that can be planted are as follows: Bargad, Awla, Pepal, Ashok, and Bel, along with several medicinal plants.
 Amidst this lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the whole nation has learned the importance of a healthy and cleaner environment.
 And the Sankalp Parva recommended planting at least five trees, such as we mentioned earlier, Bargad, Awla, Pepal, Ashok, and Bel. According to the sources these five trees represent our Indian culture.
 The ministry has asked everyone to participate and has requested organizations to confirm that each worker should plant at least one sapling which can be of his/her choice. 
 The Ministry has decided that the Sankalp Parva will be celebrated across all the Subordinate offices, institutions affiliated and attached to the Ministry and academies. 
 The Ministry has also urged that each employee who has participated, which is compulsory, should share the photo of plantation with #SankalpParv with the Ministry of Culture. 
Mr. Prahlad Singh Patel has stated that "monsoon season has started and it is the right time for plantation. We have seen the importance of a clean and healthy environment during this Pandemic and we are proud of our Herbal Wealth which has enough strength to enable us to sail through safely in the period. I urge everybody to participate in this Sankalp Parva and plant and take care of at least one plant, so we can create a healthy environment and a flourishing "Bharat". 

Other environmental initiatives are taken up by the Government of India
1. In the event of the World Environment Day, the Government of India executed Nagar Van Scheme or Urban Forests Scheme with 200 corporations and cities across India in the next 5 years. 
2. The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has intended to establish herbal gardens of various types to popularize the use of commonly available and frequently used medicinal plants among the various stakeholders.
3. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has decided to develop an 800 km Herbal belt in Uttar Pradesh to boost herbal and medicinal plant cultivation in the state. The roads will have medicinal and herbal plants on both sides. 
4.CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act), 2016 was passed by the Indian Parliament to manage the funds collected for compensatory afforestation which till then was managed by Ad hoc CAMPA.
5. There are other initiatives as well such as NAPCC ( National Action Plan On Climate Change) that was introduced in 2008 and includes 8 missions- the national solar mission, the national mission for enhanced energy, national mission on sustainable habitat, national water mission, national mission for sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem, national mission for a green India, national mission for sustainable agriculture, and national mission on strategic knowledge for climate change.
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19 lakh Household Provided FHTC under the Jal Jeevan Mission during Lockdown

The Jal Jeevan Mission

The scheme that is known as the Jal Jeevan Mission, is mainly focused to provide both safe and also adequate drinking water through each individual household tap connections by the year 2024 to all households in the rural India. This particular programme will also implement the source sustainability measures as the mandatory elements, like the recharge and to reuse through the grey water management properly, more water conservation, rain-water harvesting. So, the Jal Jeevan Mission scheme will be basically based on a community approach to provide water and even will include much extensive Information, the education as well as the communication as a key component of such mission. Therefore, the JJM looks to develop a jan andolan for water, thereby making it a priority task for everyone. Therefore, it is a central government initiative that is under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, which aims to ensure the whole access of the piped water for each and every household in the entire India. Also, in his Independence Day speech in the year 2019, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi even stated that half of the country's households did not even have complete access to the piped water. In order to have target of around Rs 3.5 trillion for this Jal Jeevan Mission, he added further that the Centre and state too would work towards it in the coming few years. Hence, as mentioned the main mission stands to provide all the households in rural India safe as well as adequate water via individual household tap connections. The programme called as the Har Ghar Nal Se Jal was announced by Nirmala Sitharaman the Finance Minister in her Budget of 2019-20 speech. And this programme then forms a very crucial part of the current Jal Jeevan Mission. Also, as per the government, this particular mission will consist of all the relevant information, education and the communication as its key components.

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MeitY-NITI launches Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

Digital India AtmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge

MeitY in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission- NITI Aayog has launched DIGITAL INDIA ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT APP INNOVATION CHALLENGE for Indian Tech entrepreneurs and Startups with an aim to support and build a strong environment for Indian Apps. The Digital India AtmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge will be jointly hosted by the Government of India and members of the tech community to make it more holistic.

A Step ahead in building Digital India:

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