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  • 22 August, 2022

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Goa becomes the first Har Ghar Jal Certified State

Jal Jeevan Abhiyan: Goa becomes the first Har Ghar Jal certified state.

  • Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (D&NH and D&D) recently earned the distinction of being the nation's first "Har Ghar Jal"-certified States and UTs, respectively.
  • A Gram Sabha resolution certifying that all homes in the villages have access to safe drinking water from taps has led to the declaration of each village as Har Ghar Jal by its residents.
  • All 378 villages in Goa and 96 in D&NH and D&D have established Village Water and Sanitation Committees, or paani Samitis.
  • It is in charge of running, caring for, and fixing the water supply infrastructure created by the "Har Ghar Jal" program.

Jal Jeevan Mission

  • The Jal Jeevan Mission, a project of the national government under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, seeks to guarantee that every home in India has access to piped water.
  • By 2024, it is the goal of the Jal Jeevan Mission to give every home in rural India access to safe and sufficient drinking water via individual household tap connections.
  • The programme will also incorporate source sustainability measures as requirements, such as water saving, rainwater collection, and recharge and reuse through grey water management.
  • The Jal Jeevan Mission's approach to water will be communal.
  • Information, education, and communication will be important facets of the objective.
  • The goal is to mobilise the public in support of water, making it everyone's top priority.
  • Additionally, the Finance Minister introduced the Har Ghar Nal Se Jal initiative in the Budget 2019–20.
  • It is an important component of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • The programme attempts to implement source sustainability measures as required components, such as rainwater collecting, water conservation, and recharge and reuse through grey water management.

Mission

  • To help, empower, and enable States and UTs to create a participatory rural water supply strategy that would provide every rural household and public institution with secure access to potable drinking water for the long term.
  • States/UTs for building water supply infrastructure so that by 2024 every rural home has a functional tap connection (FHTC) and water is regularly made available in sufficient quantity and at the required quality.
  • To develop, implement, manage, own, operate, and maintain their own village water supply systems, Gram Panchayats (GPs) and rural communities are responsible.
  • States/UTs should promote a utility model in order to create strong institutions that are focused on service delivery and the financial viability of the sector.

Objectives

  • to give each rural household a Functional Tap Connection (FHTC).
  • Prioritizing the distribution of FHTCs in Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) villages, villages in drought-prone and desert areas, and other quality-affected areas.
  • To supply schools, Anganwadi centres, GP buildings, health centres, wellness centres, and community facilities with functioning tap connections
  • to keep an eye on the performance of tap connections.
  • To encourage and preserve voluntary ownership among the local community through contributions of money, services, and/or labour, as well as unpaid labour (shramdaan)
  • to aid in assuring the sustainability of the water delivery infrastructure, including the water source.

Also Read - Goa becomes the first Har Ghar Jal Certified State

Source: PIB


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