Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches Pilot “Pey Jal Survekshan”

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched a  Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan.

About Pey Jal Survekshan

  • It is a drinking water survey launched in 10 cities under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban).
  • Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Purpose: It will ascertain the equitable distribution of water, reuse of wastewater in target cities. Moreover, it will map water bodies with respect to the quantity and quality of water.
  • Coverage: It will cover 10 cities; Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat, and Tumkur.

Key Features:

  • The survey will be monitored through a technology-based platform. This platform will monitor the beneficiary responses.
  • Authorities will collect data through various methods; face-to-face interviews with citizens and municipal officials, on-call interviews, water sample collection, laboratory testing, and field survey.
  • Based on the learnings of the pilot survey, this exercise will extend to all Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) cities.

 Source: AIR

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