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431 Jal Dharo Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water)
A Government of West Bengal pioneering project to preserve rain water
Directed by SUSANTA BISWAS


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Overview

Genre

Environment, Nature, Human Interest, Public Affairs, and Social Issues

Synopsis

The documentary dealt with the issue of water resources management in water-scarce region of West Bengal, an eastern region state of India, where the majority of rural population depends on agriculture for their livelihood.Thus lack of adequate water resource has inducted high level of uncertainty and insecurity in the mind of the local inhabitant.The‘Jal Dharo, Jal Bharo (Preserve Water, Reserve Water)’initiative of Govt of West Bengal tries to provide a replicable framework as a solution to this ecological inequality in the face of looming impacts of climate changes.

It is archived with: 1)State Central Library, Dept of Mass Education Extension & Library Services, WB 2)National Library, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India 3)Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Dept of Culture, Govt. of India 4)Nandan, WB Film Centre 5)Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi, Dept of I&CA, Govt of West Bengal 6)Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, 7)Rammohun Library & Free Reading Room 8)Institution of Engineers (India)

Stage

finished

Running time

10, 11 or 11 minutes

Credits

SUSANTA BISWAS ... Director

Prasanta Kumar Sarkar ... Executive Producer

Arijit Das ... Chief Coordinator

Niladri Naha ... Concept & Research

Subrata Halder ... Concept & Research

Moushumi Biswas ... Production Supervisor

Shashwati Dutta ... Playback Song

Kalyan Mitra ... Editing

Sintu Kumar Singh ... Camera

Udayan Das ... Assistant Script

Pranab Mukherjee ... Assistant Camera

Production Details

Prod. Co.

Government of West Bengal

Country

India

Production years

2012

Locations

West Bengal

Prod. Partners

State Water Investigation Directorate under Department of Water Resources Investigation and Development

Distribution Details

Release year

2012

Festivals

1) 18th Kolkata International Film Festival 2) 7th International Film Festival-Voices from the Waters 2012, Bengaluru 3) Special Screening at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Dept of Atomic Energy, GoI 4) Tinai Eco Film Festival (TEFF) 2014, Goa

Language

6 Versions: Bengali,English,Hindi,Urdu,Santali,Nepali

Subtitles

English,Hindi,Urdu,Santali,Nepali on Bengali audio portion