Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicJal Jeevan Mission

Topic: Jal Jeevan Mission

Modi govt’s piped water scheme can stop 1.36 lakh child deaths/yr, says Nobel laureate-led study

Co-authored by economist Michael Kremer, study says it can be done only if water delivered through Jal Jeevan Mission is free of contamination. Microbes are biggest culprit, it adds.

MP district Burhanpur declared itself 100% Har Ghar Jal. But that’s just a start

How many taps get water — and how often — is completely a call of the local ‘water men.’ And that is where organisational lapses become clear.

Goa, Telangana, Haryana lead race as Modi govt brings tap water to 45% of target homes

Introduced in 2019, the Modi govt's Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide potable tap water connections to 18.95 crore rural households by 2024.

Five crore households given water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission since 2019: PM Modi

Taunting previous Congress dispensations, Modi said those who had the responsibility of policy-making for a long time lived in abundance of water “in their homes and swimming pools.”

Test quality of water flowing from your house tap, get results on a dedicated portal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched one-stop portal for information on nearest water testing laboratory & other information related to water quality monitoring. 

AAP accuses Mahendra Singh of corruption in Jal Jeevan Mission; UP minister denies charges

AAP MP Sanjay Singh accused UP minister for Jal Shakti of giving contract worth crores to a rejected company and procuring water supply at 40% higher rate than standard tender.

Modi govt wants states to employ returning migrant workers in Har Ghar Nal Se Jal projects

The Centre has told states they should engage skilled and semi-skilled workforce from among the migrant workers, who have returned to their villages.

Plumber, mason, mechanic — new roles for rural women under Modi govt’s Jal Jeevan Mission

The Jal Shakti Ministry of the Modi govt has made it mandatory that each paani samiti in the gram sabhas should have 50 per cent women members.

Tap water quality best in Mumbai, most unsafe in Delhi, finds Bureau of Indian Standards

Mumbai tops the ranking for tap water quality while Delhi is at the bottom, with 11 out of 11 samples failing on 19 parameters.

Decentralisation key to success of sanitation scheme, says Namami Gange chief Rajiv Mishra

Delegating powers to states, integrating project maintenance into its design, and collecting good data were some of the key points highlighted about India's water and sanitation projects.

On Camera

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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Is EPFO data right metric to show job creation? No, say experts citing its data limitations

Wage ceiling, mobility of lower-end workers, smaller establishments willfully avoiding registrations among factors that make EPF data flawed indicator, they assert

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.