drinking water safety Current Affairs - 2020

100-Day Campaign – Launched to Provide Piped Water in Schools.

The Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh has launched the 100-days campaign. The campaign seeks to provide piped water supply to schools and Anganwadi centres. This mission was launched on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Key Facts Under the campaign, the States and Union Territories will ensure that Gram Sabha are 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…

GoI approves Rs 445 crores for Chhattisgarh under Jal Jeevan Mission

On May 29, 2020, the Union Government approved Rs 445 crores under Jal Jeevan Mission for Chhattisgarh for the year 2020-21. Highlights The Funds will be used to help Chhattisgarh achieve its mission of providing tap water connection to all the households in the state by 2023-24. There are 45 households in the state. OF Read More…

Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K, Haryana to provide Tap Connections to all by 2022

The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every household. It aims to provide tap connections to every rural household. With the COVID-19 crisis at its peak, the central government is to implement the mission based on priority basis. Highlights The Central Government has advised the state governments to take up the mission Read More…

March 23: World Meteorological Day

Every year on March 23, World Meteorological Day is celebrated. It was established in 1950. The Day is being observed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and also by the United Nations. March 23 has been chosen as the World Meteorological Organization was established on that day in 1950. Highlights Every year the WMO fixes Read More…