News: The Ministry of Jal Shakti Ministry has entered a partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the government of Denmark. The agreement aims to bring tap water connections to 11 water-scarce districts in Uttar Pradesh under the Jal Jeevan mission.
About Jal Jeevan Mission: Jal Jeevan Mission, is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
Aim: It aims to provide every rural household with functional household tap connections (FHTCs) with adequate quantity and of prescribed quality of water on a regular and long-term basis.
Implementation: It is being implemented by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Jal Shakti Ministry.
- The mission implements source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuses through greywater management, water conservation, rainwater harvesting.
- The mission is based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.
- Water quality testing is one of the priority areas under the mission. It also looks to create a Jan Andolan for water thereby making it everyone’s priority.
Water Quality Parameters under Jal Jeevan Mission: