Arunachal Pradesh to provide Tap connection to all by March 2023

On June 2, 2020, the National Jal Jeevan Mission approved the Annual Action Plan of Arunachal Pradesh. Under the plan, the state is to provide tap connection to all the rural households in the state by 2023.

Highlights

In order to achieve the plan, the GoI has approved Rs 255 as additional funds. The State Governments are provided with additional funds based on their achievements.

The State Government under the annual plan is to provide 77,000 tap connections to over 2.18 lakh rural households. The Sansad Adarsh Gramin Yojana villages are to be given priority under the scheme.

The Plan

The availability of water in Arunachal Pradesh is not an issue. However, the main challenge is laying pipes in the tough mountain terrains. Village Action Plan has been framed with active participation of the rural community. The unemployed youth are to be trained in plumbing, fitting, masonry and electricity skills. This is to be done as a pool of trained human resources are to be available at village level.

Funds

In order to execute the mission, strengthen existing drinking water sources for long term sustainability of drinking water, several programmes such as Swachh Bharat Mission, MGNREGA, CAMPA, Local Area Development Fund have been integrated. Also, the state has been allocated Rs 231 crores on the recommendation of Finance Commission.

“Delhi Corona” App launched by Delhi Government

On June 2, 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched Delhi Corona App. The application is to provide all required information that are related to ventilators and hospital beds in the city.

The Application mainly aims at providing real time information.

Highlights

The Delhi Corona Application was launched by the Delhi CM through video conference. The application will provide information related to availability of hospital beds and ventilators in the city. It is now available on Google Play.

The application is being launched as there were complaints that there are no enough ventilators and hospital beds in Delhi to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. The criticisms in Delhi have increased as the number of cases cross 20,000.

About the app

The application will provide information related to ventilators and beds in the city. A person that is in need of COVID-19 treatment can get information about availability of ventilator and beds by calling 1031. He will receive an SMS on dialing the number about the status of bed availability in Delhi.

Current Scenario in Delhi

There are in total of 302 ventilators in Delhi. OF these 210 are vacant. The information in the application is to be updated twice a day.