Review of implementation of JJM in State

Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, OCT 23 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/23/2020 12:25:21 PM IST

A mid-term review meeting on planning and implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Nagaland was held Friday in New Delhi, wherein Nagaland state officials presented the progress to the National Jal Jeevan Mission team.

Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship program of Government of India to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household of the country by 2024.The mission aims to improve the lives of rural people by providing safe drinking water to every rural home through household tap connections. 

The decentralized, demand-driven, community-managed water supply schemes at village/ habitation level is perceived as a transformational programme in drinking water sector. 1,351 villages out of 1,502 in Nagaland have Piped Water Supply (PWS) systems, through which 3 lakh tap water connections can be provided. Thus, the retrofitting/augmentation of such schemes will ensure the annual target of 1.47 lakh FHTCs. In the only aspirational district, Kiphire, 83 villages (75%) out of 111 villages have PWS. Further, out of 15,845 households in the district, 13,478 (85%) households have access to PWS and the remaining households will be provided tap connections. 

Stressing on the need for proper planning to be done to achieve the goal of the mission within the time frame with focus on retrofitting/augmentation of existing water supply systems to provide tap water connections to remaining households, the senior officials advised the State Government officials to expedite the implementation. Nagaland was advised to give priority to these areas as well as complete the accreditation of State and district laboratories in next 3-4 months and also to open those for public so that they can test the quality of water supplied at very nominal rate.

During 2020-21, Nagaland was allocated Rs.114.09 crore, out of which Rs.28.52 crore was released to the State. Further, under 15th Finance Commission Grants to rural local bodies, Nagaland was allocated Rs.125 crore in 2020-21, 50% of which is mandatorily to be utilized on drinking water supply and sanitation activities.

State was requested to ensure all the anganwadi centres and schools are provided piped water supply.


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