In an attempt to strengthen the Jal Jeevan Mission in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the Central government has released a fund of Rs. 1,280 crore. The state government had made a presentation before the national committee with its plans to implement the scheme effectively in the entire state. The pan includes making available 1.80 lakh water tap connections across the state in June.
About Jal Jeevan Mission
Jal Jeevan Mission, as a scheme by the Central government, aims to promise water connection to every rural household. It aims to provide 55 litres of water per person per day, through a functional house tap connection. The target year is kept as 2024, by requesting every state in the country to work towards achieving it with vigour and dedication.
The components under the scheme involve compulsory water-saving projects at the district level. These projects may include rainwater harvesting, inculcating reuse of water, groundwater recharge by planting trees. It also includes co-operating with government water saving instructions.
The Jal Jeevan Mission shall be monitored by different institutions throughout the nation-National Jal Jeevan Mission, State Water and Sanitation Mission, District Water and Sanitation Mission and the Village Water Sanitation Committee.
Water is considered as the most vital component of life. People being denied access to water for drinking and other use could bring the society into ruins. The Government being voted to power by people owes a responsibility to not deprive them of the core essentials of life. Various states have demanded more assistance from the Central Government. However, the Central Government stays stern on approving funds only after making sure the state government has a strong blueprint for a fruitful implementation.
Facing a crisis of water shortage, the government claims steps taken by every citizen would help reduce stress on the ecology. It is estimated that about 85% of rural households do not have regular access to drinking water. This is the problem JJM aims to solve.