Jal Jeevan Mission empowering women by saving their time, efforts used to fetch drinking water: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application- aimed at improving awareness among stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability of the schemes under the initiative.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application- aimed at improving awareness among stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability of the schemes under the initiative.


The Prime Minister said that the Jal Jeevan Mission is empowering the women of the country by saving their time and efforts, which were earlier spent in traveling long distances to fetch drinking water. During the interaction with the Prime Minister, representatives of various Gram Panchayat heads and water committees/Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) told PM Modi that every household in their villages now has a tap connection through the Jal Jeevan Mission. Provides them with clean drinks. Water.


During the interaction, the Prime Minister was told that women in villages now spend their time educating their children and participating in other income generating activities.


PM Modi also launched the National Jal Jeevan Kosh on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, where any individual, institution, corporate, or philanthropist, whether in India or abroad, has a tap in every rural household, school, anganwadi. Water can contribute to help provide the connection. centres, ashramsalas and other public institutions.


According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday, a nationwide Gram Sabha on Jal Jeevan Mission will also take place later in the day. The Gram Sabha will discuss the planning and management of village water supply systems and also work towards sustainable water security.


Water committees play a vital role in planning, implementation, management, operation and maintenance of village water supply systems, providing every household with clean tap water on a regular and long-term basis.


Out of more than 6 lakh villages, water committees/VWSCs have been formed in about 3.5 lakh villages. More than 7.1 lakh women have been trained to test water quality using field test kits.


On August 15, 2019, the Prime Minister announced the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide clean tap water to every household. At the time of the launch of the mission, only 3.23 crore (17 per cent) rural households had access to tap water.


In the last two years, more than 5 crore households have been provided with tap water connections, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, around 8.26 crore (43 per cent) rural households have access to tap water.


Every rural household in 78 districts, 58 thousand gram panchayats and 1.16 lakh villages are being supplied with tap water. So far 7.72 lakh (76 per cent) schools and 7.48 lakh (67.5 per cent) Anganwadi centers have been supplied with tap water.


Realizing the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’ and following the ‘bottom to top’ approach, Jal Jeevan Mission was implemented in partnership with the states with a budget of Rs. Is. 3.60 lakh crore.
In addition, Rs. Under the 15th Finance Commission, Rs 1.42 lakh crore has been allocated to Panchayati Raj Institutions for water and sanitation in villages for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26. (ANI)

First published:2 October 2021, 12:31 pm

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