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PM lays the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Vindhyachal region of Uttar Pradesh

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    24th Nov, 2020

Key points

  • The rural drinking water supply projects are started in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region. 
  • It will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts.
  • Village Water and Sanitation Committees/ Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder the responsibility of operation and maintenance.
  • The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.
  • On the similar line the Jal Jeevan Mission is also providing piped drinking water connection to more than 2 crore 60 lakh families including lakhs of families in Uttar Pradesh as well.

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.
  • It was started under the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.


  • To provide FHTC to every rural household.
  • To prioritize provision of FHTCs in quality affected 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 building.
  • 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.

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