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PM Modi will hold talks with Gram Panchayats and water committees on Jal Jeevan Mission, will start National Jal Jeevan Kosh

Out of more than six lakh villages, water committees/VWSCs have been formed in about 3.5 lakh villages.

Jal Jeevan Mission Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Gram Panchayats and Village Water and Sanitation Committees on Jal Jeevan Mission through video conference on Saturday. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) gave this information. The PMO said in a statement on Friday that it will also launch the Jal Jeevan Mission app to increase awareness among stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability in the schemes under the mission. According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi will interact with Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis/Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) on Jal Jeevan Mission through video conference at 11 am on October 2.Also Read – India and America have similar thinking on many issues regarding Afghanistan: Jaishankar

He will also launch the Rashtriya Jal Jeevan Kosh, where any individual, institution, corporate or philanthropist, whether in India or abroad, will provide tap water connections to every rural household, school, anganwadi centre, ashramshala and other government institutions. can contribute to help. The PMO said that there will also be nationwide Gram Sabhas on Jal Jeevan Mission tomorrow. Also Read – Mid-Day Meal Scheme will now be known as ‘PM Nutrition’ scheme, the decision of the Central Government

It informed that the Gram Sabha will discuss the planning and management of village water supply systems and also work towards sustainable water security. The ‘Pani Samitis’ play a vital role in the planning, implementation, management, operation and maintenance of village water supply systems, providing every household with clean tap water on a regular and long-term basis. Also Read – Special Crops: PM Narendra Modi’s big gift to farmers, 35 new crop varieties will change the fate of farmers

Out of more than six lakh villages, water committees/VWSCs have been formed in about 3.5 lakh villages. More than 7.1 lakh women have been trained to test water quality using field test kits. Prime Minister Modi announced the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide clean tap water to every household on August 15, 2019 and at the time of the mission’s launch, only 3.23 crore (17 percent) rural households had tap water supply. So far, tap water has been supplied to 7.72 lakh (76 per cent) schools and 7.48 lakh (67.5 per cent) Anganwadi centres.

In addition, Rs 1.42 lakh crore has been allocated to Panchayati Raj Institutions as a bonded grant for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26 for water and sanitation in villages under the 15th Finance Commission, the statement said.

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