Orans are traditional sacred groves found in Rajasthan. These are community forests, preserved and managed by rural communities through institutions and codes that mark such forests sacred. Orans have significance for both, conservation and livelihood. The author visited two orans in Alwar district in Rajasthan and in this article, she writes about her observation.
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In the final episode of Voices For Water, Karthik interviews Ms. Vini Mahajan, the Secretary at the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation in the Ministry of Jal Shakti. They discuss Jal Jeevan Mission, the flagship program aimed at achieving water security in India, and the tremendous amount of inter-departmental and state-level coordination required to make it successful. Ms. Mahajan talks about the challenges faced in the journey and the success of the Ministry's efforts in collating and sharing data publicly through program dashboards.

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