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Telangana achieves 100 % tap water connections to schools

Relevance: Government Schools and Initiatives

Context: Telangana joined a group of handful of States in the country to provide tap water supply to all schools and anganwadis.

 

 

Background:

  • Five other States achieved this were — Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana and Tamil Nadu.
  • Last year, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister had launched the 100-day Special Campaign to ensure piped safe water to all schools and anganwadis under the Ministry of Jal Shakti’s Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Previously, the State had become the only one, along with Goa, to provide functional tap connections to all households.

About Jal Jeevan Mission:

  • Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India.
  • The mission’s goal is to provide to all households in rural India safe and adequate water through individual household tap connections by 2024.
  • The programme aims to implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, and rain water harvesting.
  • It will be based on a community approach to water. The mission will include information, education and communication as key components. The mission is meant to create a people’s movement for water, making it everyone’s priority.

 


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