Jal Jeevan Mission empowering females by conserving time, efforts to get drinking water: PM Modi

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Image Source: PTI PM Modi connects with Gram panchayats, Pani Samiti on Jal Jeevan mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application- which aims to enhance awareness amongst stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability of schemes under the effort. The Prime Minister said that the Jal Jeevan Objective has actually been empowering females of the nation by conserving their effort and time which was earlier consumed in covering fars away to bring drinking water.

During an interaction with the Prime Minister, numerous Gram Panchayat heads and Pani Samitis/ Town Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSC) representatives informed PM Modi that through the Jal Jeevan Objective every family in their villages has now a tap connection that provides them with tidy drinking water.

Throughout the interaction, the Prime Minister was informed that females in villages now invest their time in educating their kids and taking part in other activities which produce earnings.

On the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi PM Modi also released Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh, where any specific, organization, business, or philanthropist, be it in India or abroad, can contribute to assist offer tap water connection in every rural family, school, anganwadi centre, ashramshala, and other public institutions.

According to a statement provided by the Prime Minister’ Workplace on Friday, across the country Gram Sabhas on Jal Jeevan Mission will likewise occur throughout the day today. The Gram Sabhas will talk about preparation and management of village supply of water systems and also work towards long-term water security.

Pani Samitis play a key function in planning, implementation, management, operation and upkeep of village water system systems, thus providing clean tap water to every household on a regular and long-lasting basis.

Out of over 6 lakh towns, Pani Samitis/ VWSCs have actually been constituted in around 3.5 lakh towns. More than 7.1 lakh females have been trained to check the quality of water by utilizing Field Test Packages.

On August 15, 2019, Prime Minister announced the Jal Jeevan Mission to supply clean faucet water to every household. At the time of the launch of the mission, only 3.23 Crore (17 per cent) rural families had a tap water supply.

Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the last two years, more than 5 Crore homes have been supplied with faucet water connections. As of date, about 8.26 Crore (43 per cent) rural homes have a faucet water supply in their homes.

Every rural family in 78 districts, 58 thousand Gram Panchayats and 1.16 lakh villages are getting faucet water supply. Till now, faucet water supply has actually been offered in 7.72 lakh (76 per cent) schools and 7.48 lakh (67.5 percent) anganwadi centres.

To recognize the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’, and following the ‘bottom up’ method, Jal Jeevan Objective is implemented in collaboration with States with a budget plan of Rs. 3.60 lakh Crores.

Even more, Rs. 1.42 lakh Crore has actually been allocated to PRIs as a connected grant under the 15th Financing Commission for water and sanitation in towns for the duration 2021-22 to 2025-26.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published at Fri, 01 Oct 2021 19:46:40 -0500