On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Jal Jeevan Mission App and engaged with several Gram Panchayats and Pani Samitis.
The Jal Jeevan Mission was established to supply rural homes with water tap connections.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that his government’s Jal Jeevan Mission’s objective is to not only supply people with water but also to ensure decentralization. Villages and women across the country, according to Modi, are driving the campaign. “Public engagement and mass activity are the foundations of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
As he launched the Jal Jeevan Mission mobile application, Modi said, “Several initiatives have been done today to make the program more powerful and transparent.”
PM Modi stated that all information regarding the mission, such as the number of families that received water, the quality of the water, and so on, will be available in one location on the mobile application. The application intends to raise awareness among stakeholders as well as increase transparency and accountability in the Jal Jeevan mission’s programs.
The Prime Minister met with Pani Samitis and Gram Panchayats from different Indian states. “Piped water has reached 3 crore homes till 2019,” PM stated. “Since the commencement of Jal Jeevan Mission, 5 crore dwellings have been connected; more has been done in two years than in 70 years.”
The Prime Minister introduced the Jal Jeevan Mission in August 2019 intending to provide clean tap water to all families. Only 17 percent (32.3 million) of the country’s rural households had access to running water when the Jal Jeevan Mission was established. Currently, tap water is available in 772,000 schools and 748,000 Anganwadi centers.