Jal Jeevan Mission Mobile

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    • Recently, the Prime Minister launched the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) mobile application on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October).
      • The app would enable anyone to fund the provision of tap water in rural parts of India.

    Jal Jeevan Mission

    • About:
      • JJM envisages a supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
      • It is under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
      • It was launched in 2019.
    • Aims:
      • The mission ensures the functionality of existing water supply systems and water connections; water quality monitoring and testing as well as sustainable agriculture.
      • It also ensures conjunctive use of conserved water; drinking water source augmentation, drinking water supply system, greywater treatment and its reuse.
    • Funding Pattern:
      • The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.

    It also encompasses

    • Prioritizing provision of FHTCs in quality affected areas, villages in drought-prone and desert areas, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) villages, etc.
    • Providing functional tap connection to Schools, Anganwadi centres, Gram Panchayat buildings, Health centres, wellness centres and community buildings.
    • Technological interventions for removal of contaminants where water quality is an issue.

    Implementation

    • The Mission is based on a community approach to water and includes 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.

    Performance of the scheme

    • As of date, tap water supply has been provided in 772,000 (76 per cent) schools and 748,000 (67.5 per cent) Anganwadi centres.                                                                            

    Source: HT