Har Ghar Jal

 

Context:

 

  • Assam On Track To Become ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State By 2024
  • 9 Lakh Homes Provided Tap Water Supply In Last 6 Months, Centre Providing Full Assistance To State To Achieve JJM Goal: Secretary, DDWS

 

About Jal Jeevan Mission:

  • The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) launched with a motto ‘Har Ghar Jal’ in August 2019 aims to provide potable tap water at every doorstep in the country by 2024.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission, is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
  • The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
  • The Jal Jeevan Mission will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.
  • The Jal Jeevan Mission will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission. JJM looks to create a jan andolan for water, thereby making it everyone’s priority.

 

Components under JJM

  • Development of in-village piped water supply infrastructure to provide tap water connection to every rural household
  • Development of reliable drinking water sources and/ or augmentation of existing sources to provide long-term sustainability of water supply system
  • Wherever necessary, bulk water transfer, treatment plants and distribution network to cater to every rural household
  • Technological interventions for removal of contaminants where water quality is an issue
  • Retrofitting of completed and ongoing schemes to provide FHTCs at minimum service level of 55 lpcd;
  • Greywater management.

Source: THE HINDU.

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