Fresh impetus to Jal Jeevan Mission in Rajasthan with new committees

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Fresh impetus to Jal Jeevan Mission in Rajasthan with new committees

  • New water and sanitation committees at various levels are appointed in Rajasthan under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).

Function of committees:

  • levels- State, district and village.
  • Training by state govt.- At village-level.
  • The district and village action plans-
    • Presented and approved in the Gram Sabhas,
    • Role in meeting the water needs of different areas.
    • By depicting the history of water availability, rainfall pattern, drought situation, groundwater level, water harvesting, water-borne diseases and the situation of water resources in each village.

Significance of such committees:

  • Recommend the implementation of works under the JJM.
  • Accelerate the task of providing water connection in every household in the rural areas.
  • Ensure public participation in the drinking water schemes.
    • role in planning, execution, management and operations and maintenance.
    • Social media platforms would be used effectively for promoting the mission’s activities.
  • Demand by the state govt.-
    • States requested financial support in 90:10 ratio instead of the present 50:50.

About jal jeevan mission:

  • Supply of safe and adequate drinking water through tap connections to all households in the rural areas by 2024.
  • Target of supplying 55 liters of water per person per day to every household in the villages, where the people have been facing scarcity of water.

Prelims Takeaway:

  • Jal Jeevan Mission