Drinking Water Current Affairs - 2020

Measurement and Monitoring Water supply under Jal Jeevan Mission

The Government of India has decided to provide smart rural water supply system under Jal Jeevan Mission, Digital India, Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and Make in India. The Jal Jeevan Mission is being implemented in the country with the aim of providing clean tap water connection to every rural household by 2024. Under the programme, Read More…

Women share in NREGS dips to 8-year low

An analysis of data available at the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) portal says that the share of women in the NREGS is the lowest since 2013-14. It has dipped to 52.46%. Highlights According to the data, there are 13.34 crore active beneficiaries under NREGS. Of this, 6.58 crores are women. The data also Read More…

Facts Box: BIS draft standard for drinking water supply

The Bureau of Indian Standards has prepared a draft standard for the supply of piped drinking water. It has been named “Drinking Water Supply Quality Management System-requirements for piped drinking water supply service”. Highlights The draft was prepared by the BIS Public Drinking Water Supply Services Sectional Committee. The draft was developed with the aim Read More…

Highest Allocation to MGNREGA

The Government of India has allocated Rs 1,01,500 crores under the MGNREGA programme in the year 2020-21 so far. This is the highest provision of funds allocated for the scheme since its launch. Highlights The Government of India has already released Rs 31,493 crores. So far 6.69 crore persons have been offered work under the Read More…

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 Read More…