In 35 months, Over 6.56 Crore new tap water connections were Provided under Jal Jeevan Mission
Over 51% Rural Population in the Country getting potable water
As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, MyGov has organised the ‘Sabka Vikas’ Mahaquiz series to create awareness of key flagship schemes amongst citizens. The 4th Quiz in this series is based on Jal Jeevan Mission.
The online quiz started on 1st July and will continue upto 20th July 2022. Anyone can participate in the quiz by clicking on the link https://quiz.mygov.in/quiz/sabka-vikas-mahaquiz/ . A time slot of 200 seconds is allotted to answer 10 questions. State-specific questions are put out in 12 regional languages, ie., English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. Participants stand a chance to win the cash prize.
The quiz sensitizes participants about the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ programme, Jal Jeevan Mission, the importance of safe drinking water and how one can avail of the benefits under this programme. Jal Jeevan Mission invites the public, beneficiaries and various stakeholders across the country, to participate and test their knowledge of water and issues related to it. Top-scoring 1,000 participants will be given a cash award of Rs. 2,000/- each.
MyGov organizes Sabka Vikas Mahaquiz on JJM
Jal Jeevan Mission was announced from the ramparts of the Red Fort by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 15th August 2019. Jal Jeevan Mission is implemented in partnership with States/ UTs for ensuring tap water supply to every rural household in adequate quantity of prescribed quality on a regular and long-term basis by 2024.
On 15th August 2019, out of a total of 18.93 Crore rural households, only 3.23 Crore (17%) households had access to tap water connections. Thus, the remaining 15.70 Crore families were dependent on rivers, well, ponds, stand posts and springs for their daily water needs.
In 35 months, JJM has provided over 6.56 Crore new tap water connections. Today, over 51% of the rural population in the country is getting potable water.
For more information on Jal Jeevan Mission, a dedicated Mobile App (Android Only) can be downloaded from:
JJM Website can also be reached at https://jaljeevanmission.gov.in/ .
Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.