Burhanpur of MP becomes first certified ‘Har Ghar Jal’ district in India
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Burhanpur also known as the ‘Darwaza of Dakhin’ in Madhya Pradesh became the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified district in the country on 22 July.
Burhanpur is the only district in the country where all the people in 254 villages are getting safe drinking water through taps.
At the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission on 15 August 2019, only 36.54 per cent of the over one lakh households in Burhanpur had potable water through tap connections.
Village Water and Sanitation Committees (VWSCs) have been constituted in all 254 villages.
The VWSC is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of the water supply infrastructure developed under the 'Har Ghar Jal' programme.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas", three states - Goa, Telangana and Haryana and three union territories - Andaman and Nicobar Islands, D&N Haveli and Daman and Diu and Puducherry have provided 100% tap water coverage.
Jal Jeevan Mission
Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in 2019.
Under the mission, it is envisaged to supply 55 liters of water per person per day to each rural household through functional household tap connections by 2024.
Jal Jeevan Mission comes under Jal Shakti Ministry.
This mission ensures the functionality of existing water supply systems and water connections, monitoring and testing of water quality as well as sustainable agriculture.
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