Swachh Jal Se Suraksha Campaign Report

The Union Minister for Jal Shakti recently unveiled the report detailing the advancements made during the Jal Jeevan Mission: Swachh Jal se Suraksha (SJSS) Campaign. The campaign took place between 2nd October, 2022, and 31st March, 2023, with the primary objective of urging the States and Union Territories (UTs) to prioritize and actively engage in water quality monitoring and surveillance endeavors.

Key Considerations under JJM

The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) focused on the crucial aspect of providing a safe water supply. The key considerations under JJM revolved around the “Supply of Safe Water.” This underscored the importance of ensuring that every household receives water that is free from contamination and meets the prescribed quality standards.

Water Quality Testing in Villages

One of the significant achievements of the SJSS Campaign was the extensive water quality testing conducted in villages. A remarkable 5.39 lakh villages, accounting for 89.69% of the total, reported testing for chemical parameters, while 4.47 lakh villages (74.46%) underwent testing for bacteriological contamination, particularly post monsoon.

Drinking Water Samples Testing in Schools and Anganwadi Centres

In an effort to promote safe water consumption among children, the SJSS Campaign emphasized the testing of drinking water samples in schools and anganwadi centres. A total of 6.58 lakh schools (67.63%) and 7.16 lakh anganwadi centres (67.43%) had their water samples tested, ensuring the provision of safe drinking water to young learners.

Training of Women for Water Quality Testing

Empowering women as change agents, the campaign focused on training them for water quality testing. A staggering 21.80 lakh women were trained from 4.59 lakh villages (76.41%) to use Field Testing Kits (FTKs) effectively. This initiative aimed to enhance the participation of women in monitoring and ensuring the quality of water supply.

Remedial Action and Best Performing States

An impressive 90.34% of the contaminated samples reported during the campaign underwent remedial action, reflecting the commitment of stakeholders to address water quality issues promptly.

The performance of states and Union Territories (UTs) was also assessed during the campaign. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh emerged as the best performing states, showcasing their dedication and effectiveness in implementing the SJSS Campaign.



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