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Jal Jeevan Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech announced that more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore will be spent in the coming years under the Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households. Access to Clean and Safe Water Over the years, the central and state governments have been making efforts to increase ..

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Jal Jeevan Mission achieves 11 crore tap water connections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently applauded the Jal Jeevan Mission for achieving 11 crore tap water connections. The mission was announced by the PM in 2019. The main objective of the mission is to provide tap water connections to every household in India. And the target is to be achieved by 2024. For this mission, ..

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National Aquifer Mapping and Management Programme

The National Aquifer Mapping and Management programme, which aims to identify aquifers and water availability, is set to be completed in one year, according to G. Asok Kumar, Director General of the National Mission for Clean Ganga, Union Ministry of Jal Shakti. The announcement was made during a conference on ‘Water Reclamation and Reuse’ organized ..

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PM to address Har Ghar Jal Utsav in Goa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the Har Ghar Jal Utsav, which is being organised in Goa, on August 19, 2022. Har Ghar Jal Utsav is being held under Jal Jeevan Mission. On this occasion, QR code payment system for water bills will also be inaugurated. Key facts: Goa is first Har Ghar ..

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SWASTIIK Technology for Disinfecting Water

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune has launched a new technique called SWASTIIK to disinfect water by using natural oils. It was launched because, water-borne diseases have increased India’s disease burden. How SWASTIIK is different from existing methods? Disinfection of water is essential to remove pathogenic microorganisms that causes water-borne diseases. But, chemical methods like chlorination ..

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Jal Jeevan Mission: Rs 5,968 crores released by the Centre

On May 17, 2021, the Union Government released Rs 5,968 crores of rupees to implement the Jal Jeevan Mission. The funds were released to fifteen states. This is the first instalment of the four to be released in 2021-22. Fund Allocation Out of the total funds allocated under the Jal Jeevan Mission, 93% are to ..

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India-Netherlands Strategic Partnership in Water Sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a virtual summit with his Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte. The leaders agreed to diversify the ties in trade and economy between the countries. They also agreed to expand their relations in smart cities, agriculture, science and technology, healthcare, and space. A fast-tracking mechanism is to be set up between ..

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