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WHO Report on Potable Water

A modelling study has been made by the World Health Organization (WHO) on piped potable water across India.

A modelling study has been made by the World Health Organization (WHO) on piped potable water across India.

  • WHO report says that piped potable water would succeed in preventing close to 4,00,000 deaths from diarrhea.
  • Additionally, this would avoid 14 million DALYS (Disability Adjusted Life Years) from diarrhea and save close to $101 billion.
  • One DALY represents the loss of the equivalent of one year of full health.
  • DALYs for a disease or health condition are the sum of the years of life lost to due to premature mortality and the years lived with a disability due to disease or health condition in a population.

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Jal Jeevan Mission

  • Launch year – 15th August 2019.
  • Ministry – Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • Aim – To provide Functional Household Tap Connection to every rural household i.e., Har Ghar Nal Se Jal by 2024.

A fully functional tap water connection is defined as a household getting at least 55 litres of per capita per day of potable water all through the year.

  • It will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.
  • Currently 5 states (Gujarat, Telangana, Goa, Haryana, and Punjab) and 3 Union Territories (Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry) have reported 100% coverage.
  • National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), a centrally sponsored scheme has been restructured and subsumed into Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Water is the State subject. Thus, the implementation must be done through the States.

Currently about 12.3 crore rural households, or 62%, have piped water connections up from 3.2 crore or about 16.6% from 2019 when the scheme was launched

Read also:- Jal Shakti Ministry plans a network of groundwater sensors to monitor quality, contamination levels 

WHO Report on Potable Water

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