PM Modi launches Jal Jeevan Mission app; says initiative driven by villages, women

PM Modi said that all details about the mission such as how many households received water, quality of water etc will be available in one place on the mobile application.

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Published on: 2 Oct 2021 7:01 AM GMT
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the vision of his government's Jal Jeevan Mission is not only to provide water to people, but also to ensure decentralisation. Modi said that the initiative is driven by the villages and women across the country. "The main base of the Jal Jeevan Mission is public participation and mass movement. Today, several steps have been taken to make the initiative more powerful and transparent," Modi said as he launched the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application.

PM Modi launches Jal Jeevan Mission app

Addressing gram panchayats through a video link, Prime Minister Modi said that there is a need to work on war footing to provide tap water and stop its wastage.

PM Modi said that all details about the mission such as how many households received water, quality of water etc will be available in one place on the mobile application. The application aims to improve awareness among stakeholders and for greater transparency and accountability of schemes under the Jal Jeevan mission.

"We need to use water as a prasad. Some people don't use water judiciously and waste it. Only those people value water who are finding it tough to source it. At many places, water is being wasted and tap remains open," said PM Modi.

PM Modi also said there is also a need to grow crops that need less water.

"We have formed pain samitis in 3.5 lakh and half of their members are women who are helping in water conservation," PM added.

The Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by the Prime Minister in August 2019 to provide clean tap water to all households. When the Jal Jeevan Mission was launched, only 17% (32.3 million) of the country's rural households had a tap water supply. As of now, tap water supply has been provided in 772,000 schools and 748,000 Anganwadi centres.

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