Ministry of Jal Shakti
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TAP WATER SUPPLY UNDER HAR GHAR JAL YOJANA

Posted On: 07 FEB 2022 4:35PM by PIB Delhi

Since August, 2019, Government of India in partnership with States is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) – Har Ghar Jal to make provision of potable water to every rural household of the country by 2024, through tap water connection at a service level of 55 litre per capita per day (lpcd), of prescribed quality (BIS:10500), on regular and long-term basis.

At the time of announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission, out of 18.93 Crore rural households, 3.23 Crore (17%) households were reported to have tap water connections. So far, 5.68 Crore (29.43%) rural households have been provided with tap water connections in last 29 months. Thus, as of date, out of 19.28 Crore rural households in the country, 8.91 Crore (46.22%) households are reported to have tap water supply in their homes.Every State/ UT has been requested to prepare action plan to make provision of tap water supply to every rural household by 2024. Year-wise timelines finalized by States/ UTs for making provision of tap water supply to every rural household is as under:

 

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

Goa

Telangana

Bihar

Puducherry

A & N Islands

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Gujarat

Himachal Pradesh

Haryana

Uttarakhand

Ladakh

Manipur

Meghalaya

Punjab

Sikkim

Jammu & Kashmir

Arunachal Pradesh

Chhattisgarh

Karnataka

Kerala

Madhya Pradesh

Mizoram

Nagaland

Tamil Nadu

Tripura

Assam

Andhra Pradesh

Jharkhand

Maharashtra

Odisha

Rajasthan

Uttar Pradesh

West Bengal

 

In Goa, Telangana, Haryana, Puducherry, A & N Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, provision for tap water supply to all rural households has been made.

Disease and death surveillance is not in the mandate of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. As informed by Directorate General of Health Services, M/o Health and Family Welfare, the year-wise number of cases of water-borne diseases such as Acute Diarrheal Diseases, Cholera, Viral Hepatitis-A, Viral Hepatitis – E and Leptospirosis reported from 2019-2021 is annexed.

Under JJM, while allocating the funds to States/ UTs, 10% weightage is been given to the population residing in habitations affected by chemical contaminants. Further, while taking up schemes to make provision of potable tap water supply to rural households, priority is given to quality-affected habitations. Since planning, implementation and commissioning of piped water supply schemes in quality-affected habitations takes time, purely as an interim measure, States have been advised to install community water purification plants (CWPPs) to provide safe water to @ of 8-10 litre per capita per day for drinking and cooking purposes.

As per existing guidelines, BIS 10500 is to be adopted for ensuring safe drinking water supply and States/ UTs have been advised to carry out testing of drinking water sources once in year for chemical and physical parameters and twice in a year for bacteriological parameters. To enable States/ UTs to test water samples for water quality, and for sample collection, reporting, monitoring and surveillance of drinking water sources, an online JJM – Water Quality Management Information System (WQMIS) portal has been developed. The State–wise details of water quality test reported through WQMIS is available in public domain on JJM Dashboard and can also be accessed at:

                                                       https://neer.icmr.org.in/website/main.php

 

This portal also provides automated alerts to concerned authorities in States/ UTs, if the water sample tested is contaminated, to initiate remedial actions. States/ UTs have also been advised to identify and train 5 persons preferably women in each village viz. ASHA workers, health workers, VWSC members, teachers, etc. to conduct water quality tests using FTKs/ bacteriological vials at village level and report the same on the portal.

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written  reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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Annexure

 

Number of cases of water-borne diseases

Water-borne diseases

No. of cases reported

2019

2020

2021

Acute Diarrheal Diseases

1,76,47,630

89,34,341

59,07,572

Cholera

615

70

209

Viral Hepatitis – A

18,475

5,303

4,077

Viral Hepatitis – E

9,634

2,362

1,359

Leptospirosis

7,335

4,950

6,086

 



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