TAP WATER CONNECTIONS:
23/02/2021

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CONTEXT:
  • Earlier, Telangana was the first to provide tap water connections to all households and now it has joined a group of States like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana and Tamil Nadu that has ensured tap water connections to all schools and anganwadi centres (AWCs)
  • Regards to this, AWCs and ashramshalas was taken up under the 100-day special campaign of the Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Jal Jeevan Mission
  • It is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
  • The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
  • It will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.
  • The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.
  • Central funding will be 50% for cities with less than 1 lakh population, one third for cities with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population and 25% for cities with million plus population.
                                                            

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