Water revolution in the state by 2023 – CM Chouhan

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Every rural family will get domestic tap connection
Presentation on water-life mission before the council of ministers

Bhopal, Feb 9

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that every rural household in the state will be provided with domestic tap connection by the year 2023. This will be a water revolution in the state. Our sisters will get the biggest relief from this. They will get relief from hand pumps. Along with this, health status will also improve with clean drinking water. More than one crore 21 lakh rural families will be benefitted. Rs 44 thousand 260 crore will be spent on this.

Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the ministers after the presentation of Jal-Jeevan Mission in the Mantralaya. He said that people’s participation in the operation of Jal-Jeevan Mission will be ensured and the project will be launched with celebrations in every village where they would be completed. Providing tap water to every house in the village is a historic achievement.

Quality control will be done through third party inspection

It was informed in the presentation on ‘Har Ghar Jal’ of the Jal-Jeevan Mission before the Council of Ministers that the mission was announced on August 15, 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Implementation of the mission started in Madhya Pradesh from June 2020. For implementation of the mission, the State Water and Sanitation Mission and the State Level Project Sanction Committee exist under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary at the state level. In the district-level committee, the District Collector is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the District Panchayat is the Deputy Chairman.

At the village level, with the cooperation of self-help groups, there is an arrangement of implementation assistance committee for the public participation of the villagers and for the continuous operation and maintenance of the scheme. A system of third party inspection agency is also in place to ensure the quality of construction works of tap-water schemes. The Water and Sanitation Committee will formulate the scheme with the cooperation of Public Health Engineering Department and other activities will be conducted in constant coordination between Health, Education, Woman and Child Development and Panchayat and Rural Development Departments.

Madhya Pradesh is third in country in project implementation

There is a target of 100 percent coverage in Niwari and Burhanpur districts by the year 2020-21. Similarly, in the year 2021-22 a total of 7 districts including Bhopal, Datia, Indore, Morena, Narsinghpur, Rajgarh and Umaria will be covered completely. The target has been set to cover the rest of the districts by the year 2023. In 34 thousand 305 villages of the state, tap water will be provided through surface source based group schemes. The facility is to be expanded by retro fitting in the remaining 16 thousand 382 villages. The scheme has been expanded to 32 lakh 41 thousand families in the state. In the year 2020-21, Madhya Pradesh ranks third in the country with among states having more than 25 lakh FHTC targets. The presentation was made by Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Malay Srivastava.

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