Jal Jeevan Abhiyan


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    • Recently, the Prime Minister congratulated the Goa government for becoming the first state to be Har Ghar Jal certified.
      • It means every household in the state had a piped water connection


    • The Union Territories of Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu had achieved the feat as well.
    • The people from all the villages have declared their village as Har Ghar Jal through a resolution passed by Gram Sabha, certifying that all households in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps.

    Jal Jeevan Mission

    • Launched: August 15, 2019.
    • Aim: To provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India. 
    • Ministry: It comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
    • 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
      • 100% for Union Territories.
    • Focus Areas:
      • recharge and reuse through grey water management
      • water conservation
      • rain water harvesting
    • Four pillars
      • people’s participation, 
      • stakeholder participation, 
      • political will and 
      • optimum utilization of resources. 
    • Significance:
      • Local people and Gram Sabhas and other institutions of local governance have been given an unprecedented role in the campaign. 
      • Local women are trained for water testing and are members of ‘Paani Samitis’.
      • It is a scheme run by the community, for the community.

    Source: IE