NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded Gujarat for declaring the state 100 per cent ‘Har Ghar Jal’.
Responding to a tweet by Gujarat Minister Rushikesh Patel on the 100 per cent completion of Har Ghar Jal, PM Modi praised the enthusiasm of the people of Gujarat.
“Congratulations to the people of Gujarat… this shows their enthusiasm for hydropower,” Modi said.
“Another achievement of #NewYear Gujarat declared 100% HarGharJal by state. Efforts of Shri @narendramodi ji, CM Shri @Bhupendrabjp ji & Shri @Rushikeshmla ji, every house in Gujarat is now having ‘Jal’,” tweeted Gujarat Minister Rushikesh Patel he had earlier
To ensure the health and well-being of children by providing clean tap water in schools and Anganwadi centers across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 100-day campaign for Jal Shakti, which was launched by Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. October 2, 2020.
Jal Jeevan Mission strives for the freedom of mothers and sisters from centuries of labor to fetch water for their homes and improve their health, education and socio-economic status. The mission is ‘adding ease of living and pride and dignity to rural families.
In 16 months, 8.47 lakh schools (82 per cent) and 8.67 lakh (78 per cent) Anganwadi centers across the country have been supplied with potable tap water for drinking and cooking mid-day meals, hand washing and toilet use. 93 thousand rainwater harvesting facilities and 1.08 lakh gray water reuse structures have been developed in schools across the country.
According to the ministry, in a paradigm shift from previous water supply programmes, the Jal Jeevan Mission focuses on the provision of water services and not just building water supply infrastructure. The motto of the Jal Jeevan Mission is ‘no one is left behind’, thereby ensuring that every household irrespective of their socio-economic status gets tap water supply.