- Launched in 2019, the chief objective of the Mission is to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024 and thereby ensuring potable water supply in adequate quantity i.e. @ 55 lpcd (Litres per capita per day) of prescribed quality on a long-term and regular basis.
- The programme also implements source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through greywater management, water conservation and rainwater harvesting.
- The Jal Jeevan 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. JJM looks to create a jan andolan for water, thereby making it everyone’s priority.
- Note: In the Union Budget 2021-22, the Union government announced the roll out of Jal Jeevan Mission-Urban which aims to create universal coverage of water supply in all 4,378 statutory towns as well as sewage management in 500 AMRUT cities.
Why in News?
- Jal Shakti Minister has said that three crore 80 lakh rural families have been provided tap water connection since the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
- He said the coverage reached to 37 per cent from 17 percent within the span of one and a half years.