Jal Jeevan Mission (Rural) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry : Ministry of Jal Shakti
Aim : To achieve universal coverage of provision of tap water connection to every rural home by 2024.
Jal Jeevan Mission :
  • It was launched in 2019 with an aim to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
  • The mission will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.
  • Provisions have been made under Jal Jeevan Mission for ensuring safe water through tap water connection in schools, anganwadi centres, health care centres, etc.
  • Nearly 30 million tap water connections have been provided under this so far.
  • Puducherry has become the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Union Territory by ensuring that every rural home gets a household tap connection.
  • Puducherry has become the fourth state or UT after Goa, Telangana and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM).