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MoS Faggan Singh Kulaste launches JALDOOT App for Monitoring of Ground Water Tables across India

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JALDOOT App launched

On September 27, 2022, the Union Minister of State (MoS) Faggan Singh Kulaste, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) launched the ‘JALDOOT App and JALDOOT App e-brochure’ during a function in New Delhi, Delhi.

  • This app will be used across India for the monitoring of ground water tables by capturing the water level of selected 2-3 wells in a village.

Developers of App:

It is jointly developed by MoRD and Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR)

Key Points:

i.The manual monitoring of water levels in open wells will be measured twice in a year, from 1st May to 31st May as pre-monsoon water level and from 1st October to 31st October for post-monsoon level for the same well.

ii.The officers assigned for the measurement of water levels i.e. Jaldoots, will upload the geo-tagged photographs through the app on every occasion of measurement.

  • These regular data inputs will be integrated with the database of National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC), which can be utilized for analysis, reports, and for Gram Panchayat Development Plan and MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005-MGNREGA)Plans.

iii.This Mobile app will work in both online and offline mode, means, water level can be captured even without internet connectivity, and when mobile comes in the connectivity area, data will synchronize with the central server.

iv.Water level report, Monsoon Report and Registered user report are available at JALDOOT web portal.

v.A resource book for grass root level functionaries- Jaldoot can be accessed at (JalDootRsourceBook.pdf).

Other Participants:

MoS Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, MoRD; MoS Kapil Moreshwar Patil, MoPR; and senior officers from the Ministry. Representatives from all States/UTs were also present through Video-Conferencing.

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i.MoRD has released the delta ranking of Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM), in which Jharkhand secured the first position in the delta ranking with a composite score of 76.19 in the month of June 2022.

ii.In order to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in India, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between MoPR and the Central TB Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) which will establish inter-ministerial collaborations and strategic partnerships with the goal of eradicating TB in India by 2025.

About Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD):

Union Minister– Giriraj Singh (Constituency- Begusarai, Bihar)
Ministers of State (MoS)– Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (Constituency- Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh); Faggan Singh Kulaste (Constituency- Mandla, Madhya Pradesh)