PM Modi will on Saturday virtually interact with gram panchayats . Also with village water and sanitation committees (VWSC) on the Jal Jeevan Mission. This was according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The PMO statement on Friday said that PM Modi will also launch the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application . This is for improving awareness among stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability of schemes under the initiative.
PM Modi will also launch the Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh. This will facilitate contributions for providing tap water connection in every rural household, school, Anganwadi centre, etc. Any individual, organisation, philanthropist, be it in India or overseas is free to contribute.
“At 11 AM tomorrow, 2nd October, I will be taking part in an interesting programme relating to Jal Shakti and rural empowerment. I would interact with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis. Jal Jeevan Mission App and Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh would be launched,” PM Modi tweeted on Friday.
Prime Minister announced The Jal Jeevan Mission in August 2019. Aim was to provide clean tap water to all households. At the time of its launch, only 17% (32.3 million) of the country’s rural households had a tap water supply.
“Despite Covid-19 pandemic, in the last two years, more than 5 Crore households have been provided with tap water connections. As on date, about 8.26 Crore (43%) rural households have tap water supply in their homes. Every rural household in 78 districts, 58 thousand Gram Panchayats and 1.16 lakh villages are getting tap water supply,” the PMO statement said. T that as of now, tap water supply has been provided in 772,000 schools and 748,000 Anganwadi centres.
Meanwhile they implemented this initiative in partnership with states. PM Modi has a budget of ₹36,000,000, and ₹14,200,000 for Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) “as a tied grant under the 15th Finance Commission for water and sanitation in villages for the period 2021-2022 to 2025-2026.”
Meanwhile Nation-wide Gram Sabhas on Jal Jeevan Mission will also take place during the day. Following this The Gram Sabhas will discuss planning and management of village water supply systems . Meanwhile it will also work towards long-term water security,” the PM Modi ‘s office tatement also read.
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