JAL JEEVAN MISSION (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt. Initiatives)

News-CRUX-10     27th June 2024        

Context: The Central Government is planning a new initiative to ensure rural households, previously equipped with taps under the Jal Jeevan Mission but still lacking access to potable water, receive essential water supply soon.

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)

  • About: Launched in 2019, it envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • Objective: The mission ensures functionality of existing water supply systems and water connections, water quality monitoring and testing as well as sustainable agriculture.

oIt also ensures conjunctive use of conserved water; drinking water source augmentation, drinking water supply system, grey water treatment and its reuse.

  • Funding Pattern: The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.
  • 100% Coverage States: six states and three Union Territories including Goa, Telangana, Puducherry Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • 96% Coverage States: Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, and Bihar.