Goa etches the mark by providing ‘Har Ghar Jal’

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Goa has won the legendary status of being the nation’s initial ‘Har Ghar Jal’ system as it effectively offers 100% Usable Household Tap Contacts in rural communities of 2.30L rural communities. Taking advantage of the tremendous advantages of the effective use of project Jal Jeevan Mission to enhance the standard of living and introduce ‘ease-of-living’ to poor communities, Shri Pramod Sawant, who is the CM of Goa declared that all rural households in the region now include tap water supplies. The dedication of the government and the rapid efforts also assured the progress and accomplishment of the goals well ahead time.

In the month of June 2020, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who is the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, wrote to the CM of Goa voicing his delight at the Regional AAP to have 100% Usable Household Tap Connected in rural communities by 2021 as well as providing complete backing for the execution of the Mission, repeating that the provision of drinking water is just a high issue. As a result, the allocation of funds to Goa during 2020-21 was raised to Rs.12.40 Cr. Besides, the State should also explore the integration of multiple initiatives such as MGNREGS, as well as SBM (G), 15th FC Funds to PRIs, along with the District Mineral Development Fund, as well as CAMPA, CSR Fund, with Local Area Development Fund, etc. to improve drinking water supplies, water storage, grey water disposal and re-use and service and repair.

Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi said that Rs 3.5 lakh crore would be invested in the upcoming 5 years through the newly created Jal Jeevan Mission, that intends to offer piped water which has to be called as ‘Har Ghar Jal’) to every rural residence by 2024.

He informed that the move was targeted at achieving the iconic socialist dream seen by late Ram Manohar Lohia of supplying water as well as sanitation to alleviate the difficulties experienced by women.

The Task, underneath the Ministry of safe water as well as sanitation, will concentrate on combined request and supply-side water treatment at the community level, such as the development of local systems for conservation of sources such as water collection, groundwater recharging and domestic water management in irrigation.

The Jal Jeevan Mission would collaborate with other national and regional government initiatives to accomplish its goals of effective water resource management throughout the world.