Goa becomes the First ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Certified State & Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu becomes the First ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Certified UT in the Country

Source: The post is based on the article Goa becomes the First ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Certified State & Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu becomes the First ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Certified UT in the Countrypublished in PIB on 18th August 2022.

What is the News?

Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (D&NH and D&D) became the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State and UT in the country respectively.

What is Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal?

Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of Government of India launched in 2019.

Aim: To make provision of potable tap water supply in adequate quantity, of prescribed quality and on regular & long-term basis to every rural household of the country by 2024. 

The program is implemented by the Government of India in partnership with States/UTs.

How are States and UTs certified as Har Ghar Jal?

The process of certification has been detailed in the Margdarshika of Jal Jeevan Mission:

First, the field engineer submits a completion certificate regarding the water supply scheme to the Panchayat during the Gram Sabha meeting. 

The villages confirm through a resolution of the Gram Sabha, that every household is getting a regular supply of water of prescribed quality and not a single household is left out. 

They also confirm that all schools, Anganwadi centres and other public institutions are also getting tap water.

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