PM Modi will launch the Jal Jeevan Mission application to improve transparency and accountability of mission-related projects and create awareness among stakeholders.
According to a statement published via the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would virtually engage with gramme panchayats and village water and sanitation committees (VWSC) on the Jal Jeevan Mission on Saturday (PMO). According to a PMO statement issued on Friday, PM Modi will also unveil the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application to raise awareness among stakeholders and increase transparency and accountability of the initiative’s programmes.
PM Modi will also inaugurate the Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh, which would allow contributions for the installation of tap water in every rural family, school, Anganwadi centre, and so on. Contributions can be given by any individual, organisation, or philanthropist, whether in India or abroad.
Since August 2019, 25 months after the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) was announced, nearly five crore households have received tap water connections in their houses.
On August 15, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Jal Jeevan Mission, which seeks to connect every home to a functional household tap connection (FHTC) by 2024.
“At 11 a.m. tomorrow, October 2nd, I will participate in an intriguing presentation about Jal Shakti and rural empowerment. I’d work with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis. “The Jal Jeevan Mission App and the Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh will be launched,” PM Modi said on Friday.
PM Modi will also inaugurate the Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh, which would allow contributions for the installation of tap water in every rural family, school, Anganwadi centre, and so on.
The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to supply safe and sufficient drinking water to all rural Indian families by 2024 via individual household tap connections. With the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile app, the government hopes to promote awareness among stakeholders as well as increase transparency and accountability of the initiative’s programmes.
On August 15, 2019, Prime Minister Modi launched the Jal Jeevan Mission. At the time of its debut, just 17% (32.3 million) of the country’s rural homes had access to running water.
“Pani Samitis play an essential role in the design, construction, administration, operation, and maintenance of village water supply systems.” Pani Samitis/VWSCs have been established in around 3.5 lakh villages out of over 6 lakh villages. More than 7.1 lakh women have been taught to use field test kits to assess the quality of water “It continues to read.
Throughout the day, nationwide Gram Sabhas on the Jal Jeevan Mission would be held. The Gram Sabhas will debate village water supply system design and administration, as well as long-term water security.
However, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), over five crore homes have acquired tap water connections in the previous two years. “At the moment, roughly 8.26 crore (43%) of rural homes have access to running water.” Every rural family in 78 districts, 58 thousand Gram Panchayats, and 1.16 lakh villages now has access to running water”, the PMO announced this on Friday.
The project, which has a budget of 36,000,000, has been carried out in conjunction with states, and 14,200,000 has been awarded to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) “as a tied grant underneath the 15th Finance Commission for water and sanitation in villages for the period 2021-2022 to 2025-2026.”
“National Gram Sabhas on the Jal Jeevan Mission will also be held throughout the day. The Gram Sabhas will also examine the development and administration of village water supply systems, as well as long-term water security, according to the PMO statement.
According to the PMO, a total of 772,00 schools and 748,000 Anganwadi centres have received tap water service too far.
Jal Jeevan Mission is being undertaken in collaboration with states and has a budget of Rs. 3.60 lakh crores.
Furthermore, from 2021-2022 to 2025-2026, the 15th Finance Commission has allocated Rs. 1.42 lakh crore to PRIs as a tied grant for water and sanitation in villages.
Jal Jeevan Mission
The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to supply safe and sufficient drinking water to all rural Indian families by 2024 via individual household tap connections. The programme will also incorporate necessary source sustainability measures such as greywater management, water conservation, and rainwater collection. The Jal Jeevan Goal will take a community-based approach to water, with comprehensive information, education, and communication as a fundamental component of the mission. JJM hopes to establish a Jan Andolan for water, making it a priority for everyone.
Jeevan Jal mission is to assist, encourage, and enable:
- States/UTs in developing a participatory rural water supply strategy to ensure long-term potable drinking water security for every rural household and public institution, such as a GP building, school, Anganwadi centre, health centre, wellness centres, and so on.
- States/UTs for the construction of water supply infrastructure so that, by 2024, every rural house has a Functional Tap Connection (FHTC) and water in adequate quantity and quality is made available on a regular basis.
- States and territories must make plans to ensure the safety of their drinking water.
- States/UTs should encourage a utility strategy aimed at building strong institutions focused on service delivery and the sector’s financial viability.
- Building stakeholder capacity and raising community knowledge about the importance of water in improving quality of life
- In providing and mobilising financial support to states/UTs for mission implementation.
JJM provides support for the following elements
- Development of in-village piped water delivery infrastructure to link every rural family to running water.
- Development of dependable drinking water sources and/or expansion of current sources to ensure the long-term viability of the water delivery system
- Bulk water transport, treatment plants, and distribution networks will be installed wherever necessary to serve every rural household.
- Interventions using technology to remove pollutants when water quality is a concern
- Any additional unanticipated challenges/issues arising as a result of natural disasters/calamities that undermine the objective of FHTC to every family by 2024, according to per Ministry of Finance Flexi Funds rules