PM Modi launches “Har Ghar Nal Yojana” in Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, November 22, launched the ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojana’ (Tap Water to Every Household) for the residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra and Mirzapur district. Government was committed to solving the water scarcity problem and hence the scheme of worth ₹5,555 crores was launched in the state.

Why was the region chosen?

This region is full of natural resources. Despite the region having many rivers like Ganga, the Ghaghara, the Yamuna and the Sarayu, water scarcity prevails in the region. Thus, “Har Ghar Nal Yojana” has been launched. Also, the the river water and the underground water in the region is getting polluted rapidly. Therefore, it is important to provide clean drinking water to the region.

What are the benefits?

The scheme will benefit 21,87,980 villagers in Mirzapur. In Sonbhadra, 19,53,458 families will be benefitted by the scheme. Rs 3212.18 crore and Rs 2343.20 crore will be spent under the scheme. The total cost of the scheme is Rs 5555.38 crore.

What is Har Ghar Nal Yojana?

The scheme was launched to provide tap water to every Household.

Objectives

The main objective of the scheme is to provide tap water for every household.

Benefits

The water of lakes and river will be purified and supplied to the families in Sonbhadra.

Eligibility

All households are eligible to claim the benefits of the scheme.

What are the main components of the scheme?

The following are the main components included in the scheme

  • Development of drinking water sources, bulk water transfer, treatment plants and distribution network to every rural region.
  • Removal of contaminants from the dirty water.
  • Water Quality laboratories, training, HRD, retrofitting of completed and ongoing schemes to provide FHTCs at minimum service level, support IEC, development of utilities, water quality testing & surveillance, R&D, knowledge centre, capacity building of communities, etc.
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