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Jal Jeevan Mission

  • Vaid's ICS, Lucknow
  • 13, Jul 2021
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Why in News?

In the Union Budget 2021, a universal water supply scheme for urban areas – Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) has been announced

Key Facts:

  • Period of five years from 2021 to 2026.
  • Under this, a provision of budget of 2,87,000 crore has been made.
  • The objective of this scheme is to ensure supply of tap-water to 2.86 crore households in all 4,378 urban local bodies.
  • It aims to manage liquid waste in 500 Amrit cities.

About Jal Jeevan Mission:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ on 15 August 2019 on the occasion of Independence Day.
  • The main objective of this scheme of the government is to provide water through pipes to all houses by 2024.
  • Emphasis is also being laid on the creation of infrastructure for rainwater harvesting, ground water recharge and domestic wastewater management for reuse in agriculture under this mission.