Jal Gram Yojana

Ministry/Department :  Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
  • Under Jal Kranti Abhiyan two villages, preferably facing acute water scarcity are being selected as Jal Grams.
  • An integrated water security plan, water conservation, water management and allied activities are being planned for these villages by Panchayat level committee to ensure optimum and sustainable utilization of water.
  • From each Jal Grams, one elected representative of Panchayat and one representative of the water users association are being identified as Jal Mitra/Neer Nari and training is being imparted to them to create mass awareness about issue pertaining to water as well as providing necessary guidance in tackling water supply related routine issues.
  • A card known as Sujalam Card is being prepared for every Jal gram which would provide the yearly status/information on availability of water for the village from all sources.
  • A committee has been formed at village level and block level for implementation and monitoring of works under Jal gram, Block level, District level and State level committees have also been set up in the states to monitor the progress of Jal Gram.
Factual Information:
  • Jal Gram is a scheme under Jal Kranti Abhiyan
  • Two water starved villages will be selected from every district in the country for all round development of water resources.

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