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.

Important facts

  • 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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