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Virtual Conference on the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission


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Virtual Conference on the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission


The Ministry of Jal Shakti is planning to organise a virtual conference on 3rd November, 2020 with ministers of all states of rural water supply.  Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti chaired the video conferencing session. This conference aims to have interaction with other ministers to discuss the various problems on rural water supply for all states and union territories.

The Jal Jeevan Mission is being constantly reviewed by the National Mission with special emphasis on 100-day campaign. The main objective of this mission is to ensure quality drinking water supply and water for other purposes for every household leading to improve the living standard of rural community, particularly women & children.

The accreditation of the water testing laboratories is being launched by all the states to monitor the quality of water. There are about 2,233 government-owned water quality testing labs in India. Previously, the public were not allowed to directly check the quality of the water but now it is open to the public. However, the cost or the charges for checking the quality is very high therefore, the government is taking actions to provide such facilities at a lower cost so that any commoner can afford to make use of such services.  The public can take sample water from their respective homes for testing its quality and portability of water at a nominal charge. It is believed that this will improve the health of the public in general.

The Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by the Prime Minister on 15 August, 2019 with the aim to bring reforms in drinking water sector. The motto of Jal Jeevan Mission   is to Build Partnerships and Change Lives.  


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Virtual Conference on the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission