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Organisation : Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation
Scheme Name : Jal Jeevan Mission
Applicable State/UT : All India
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What is Jal Jeevan Mission?

Jal Jeevan Mission, is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India. The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting. The Jal Jeevan Mission will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.

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Objectives of Jal Jeevan Mission

The broad objectives of the Mission are:
** To provide FHTC to every rural household.
** To prioritize provision of FHTCs in qualityaffected areas, villages in drought prone and desert areas, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) villages, etc.
** To provide functional tap connection to Schools, Anganwadi centres, GP buildings, Health centres, wellness centres and community buildings
** To monitor functionality of tap connections.
** To promote and ensure voluntary ownership among local community by way of contribution in cash, kind and/ or labour and voluntary labour (shramdaan)
** To assist in ensuring sustainability of water supply system, i.e. water source, water supply infrastructure, and funds for regular O&M
** To empower and develop human resource in the sector such that the demands of construction, plumbing, electrical, water quality management, water treatment, catchment protection, O&M, etc. are taken care of in short and long term
** To bring awareness on various aspects and significance of safe drinking water and involvement of stakeholders in manner that make water everyone’s business

Components Under Jal Jeevan Mission

The following components are supported under JJM Jal Jeevan Mission
** Efforts should be made to source funds from different sources/ programmes and convergence is the key
** Development of in-village piped water supply infrastructure to provide tap water connection to every rural household
** Development of reliable drinking water sources and/ or augmentation of existing sources to provide long-term sustainability of water supply system
** Wherever necessary, bulk water transfer, treatment plants and distribution network to cater to every rural household
** Technological interventions for removal of contaminants where water quality is an issue
** Retrofitting of completed and ongoing schemes to provide FHTCs at minimum service level of 55 lpcd;
** Greywater management
** Support activities, i.e. IEC, HRD, training, development of utilities, water quality laboratories, water quality testing & surveillance, R&D, knowledge centre, capacity building of communities, etc.
** Any other unforeseen challenges/ issues emerging due to natural disasters/ calamities which affect the goal of FHTC to every household by 2024, as per guidelines of Ministry of Finance on Flexi Funds


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