Recently, the Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs launched the BHARAT TAP initiative at the ‘Plumbex India’ Exhibition.
Products and services related to the plumbing, water, and sanitation industry are the focus of this exhibition.
On the occasion, the ‘Nirmal Jal Prayas’ initiative was also launched, which will work towards saving 500 crore litres of water per year.
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What is the aim of the BHARAT TAP initiative?
To provide low-flow fixtures and sanitary ware at a mass scale to enable a reduction in water consumption at the source and help
the country in its water conservation efforts and thereby ensure sustainable growth.
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Government Initiatives and their achievement
The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched to address open defecation and bring about a behavior change towards Swachhata.
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT): It aims to provide safe water and sewerage systems for 60% of India’s urban population.
Achievements: AMRUT has provided 127 lakh household water tap connections and 95 lakh sewer connections across urban India.
Established in 1998, the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) is an autonomous self-regulatory body that operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
An already created capacity of around 2,360 MLD and around 3,650 MLD of STPs under progress.
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What is NARDECO?
National Real Estate Development Council(NAREDCO) was established as an autonomous self-regulatory body in 1998 under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Purpose: It is an apex body at the national level representing all spheres of stakeholders engaged in various aspects of real estate development.
What is NARDECO-MAHI?
NAREDCO has established NAREDCO-MAHI Women’s Wing in 2021 for empowering women entrepreneurs and encouraging,
Participation of women in the real estate sector and allied fields.
Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister launches ‘BHARAT TAP’ initiative at Plumbex India Exhibition” published in PIB on 12th May 2022.
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India is not a water-stressed country, but due to gross neglect and lack of follow-up on water resource development projects,
many regions of the country face water shortages from time to time.
Therefore, balancing the demand for water with the available supply is the need of the hour for future economic growth and development,
and for the preservation of human life.
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