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Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves New Milestone



  Aug 23, 2023

Jal Jeevan Mission: New Milestone with Piped Water Progress


1. What's the recent achievement in India's rural water supply?

India's Jal Jeevan Mission has achieved a significant milestone, with two out of every three rural households now having functional piped water connections.
 

2. What is the focus of the Jal Jeevan Mission?

The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide tap water connections to all of India's 194.2 million rural households by the end of 2024. The goal is to ensure access to 55 liters of clean water per person per day.
 

3. How much progress has been made so far?

Currently, 66.80% of rural households, equivalent to 128.5 million households, have operational water tap connections. This represents a substantial increase from the 17% recorded in 2019.
 

4. What improvements have been seen in local value addition?

The transformation includes enhanced local value addition, which now averages over 15%, a significant improvement from single-digit figures seen eight years ago.
 

5. What are the mission's challenges and goals for the future?

The Jal Jeevan Mission's upcoming focus involves accelerating water infrastructure development in lagging states and aspirational districts facing socio-economic challenges. It also emphasizes international collaboration for water sector technology solutions.
 

6. What's the significance of the Denmark-UNOPS partnership?

The partnership between Denmark and UNOPS aims to support the Jal Jeevan Mission in Uttar Pradesh. It focuses on providing strategic technical assistance and scalable delivery models in water-scarce districts.
 

7. How are funds allocated for the mission?

The funding allocation is based on geographical and demographic factors. It ranges from 100% for UTs without a legislature to a 50:50 ratio for other states.
 

8. Why is ensuring long-term water availability important?

Experts highlight the importance of sustaining water sources beyond connectivity. Long-term availability is critical for the mission's success.
 

9. How has the mission impacted employment and rural areas?

The Jal Jeevan Mission has created both direct and indirect employment opportunities in rural regions. Preliminary surveys indicate substantial employment during the mission's five-year implementation.
 
In conclusion, India's Jal Jeevan Mission has reached a significant milestone by providing piped water connections to rural households, enhancing water access, and emphasizing sustainability and employment generation.


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