Jal Jeevan Mission: Drinking Water For All In India

Since August, 2019, Government of India in partnership with states, is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) – Har Ghar Jal, to make provision of potable tap water supply to every rural household in the country by 2024.

At the time of announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission, 3.23 crore households were reported to have tap water connections. In last 35 months, 6.69 Crore rural households have been provided with tap water connections. Thus, as on August 2, 2022, out of 19.11 crore rural households in the country, 9.94 crore (52%) households are reported to have provision of tap water supply in their homes and 9.17 (48%) crore are yet to be provided tap water supply.

Furthermore, as reported by states, out of around 16.97 lakh rural habitations in villages across the country, 16.71 lakh (98.5%) habitations have provision of potable drinking water with sources at a reasonable distance. 0.26(1.5%) habitations have water quality issues in the water source.

A number of steps have been taken to plan and implement JJM in the whole country with speed, which includes joint discussion and finalization of annual action plan (AAP) of States/ UTs, regular review of implementation, capacity building and knowledge sharing through workshops/ conferences/ webinars and field visits by a multi-disciplinary team to provide technical support, etc. A detailed Operational Guideline for the implementation of JJM; Margdarshika for Gram Panchayats & VWSCs to provide safe drinking water in rural households and Guidelines on a special campaign to provide piped water supply in anganwadi centers, ashramshalas and schools have been shared with States/ UTs, to facilitate planning and implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission. For online monitoring, JJM–Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) and JJM–Dashboard has been put in place. Provision has also been made for transparent online financial management through Public Financial Management System (PFMS).

This information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB
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