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Goa Declared First Har Ghar Jal State

Goa Declared First Har Ghar Jal State

Goa became the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State in country as it successfully provides 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in the rural areas covering 2.30 lakh rural households.

The State is in process of getting 14 water quality testing laboratories accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) to strengthen the water
testing facilities.

Jal Jeevan Mission mandates training 5 persons in every village, especially women, in using Field Test Kits, so that water can be tested in the villages.

Jal Jeevan Mission

Implementing Ministry: Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation under Ministry of Jal Shakti.

Jal Jeevan Mission is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water to every rural household
through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.

It focuses on integrated demand and supply-side management of water at the local level.

The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.

The mission is based on a community approach to water and will include Extensive Information, Education and Communication (IEC) as a key component of the mission.

The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.


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