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PUDUCHERRY BECOMES ‘HAR GHAR JAL’ UT

PUDUCHERRY BECOMES ‘HAR GHAR JAL’ UT

Context

Recently, Puducherry became the second ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Union Territory (U.T.)

Details

  • It aims to  provide a household tap connection in every rural home.
  • The U.T. has become the fourth State/UT after Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands to ensure tap water connection and supply under the flagship ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ scheme of the Union Government.

About National 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.
  • It will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through greywater management, water conservation, rainwater 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.

About Jal Shakti Ministry

  • It is a ministry under the Government of India which was formed in May 2019 under the second Modi ministry.
  • It was formed by merging of two ministries; Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

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