Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) | 13 Feb 2024

Why in News?

In an aim to implement the Centre’s flagship Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the State, the Rajasthan government has instructed water engineers to carry out quality testing by monitoring the situation at the grassroot level, to meet the targets set under the mission and ensure piped water supply to all villages.

Key Points

  • The JJM envisages the supply of safe drinking water through tap connections to all rural households by the end of 2024, and has set a target to supply 55 liters of water per person, per day, to every household in villages where the people have been facing water scarcity.
  • In Rajasthan, the action plans to achieve the targets under the mission are based on water availability, rainfall pattern, drought situation, groundwater level, water harvesting, water-borne diseases and the situation of water resources in each village.
    • The State government has made arrangements for the training of the members of village-level committees to make them aware of the operation of schemes, water conservation, efficient use of drinking water, and bank account operations.
  • The district and village action plans, presented and approved by the Gram Sabhas, have also played an important role in meeting the water needs of different areas.