Jal Jeevan Mission Current Affairs - 2020

India to extend flagship jobs programmes in villages to cities

On September 2, 2020, the Government of India announced that it is to extend flagship jobs programme in villages to cities in order to help the workers left unemployed due to the pandemic. Highlights The programme when approved will initially be rolled out in smaller cities. This step is expected to cost 4.8 billion USD Read More…

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…

Himachal Pradesh Plans to Provide 100 percent FHTC to all Rural Households by August 2022

On 4th July 2020, during a video conferencing with the Union Minister of Jal Shakti regarding the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Himachal Pradesh, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur has stated that the State Government of Himachal Pradesh is planning to provide 100 percent coverage of Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) Read More…

19 lakh Household Provided FHTC under Jal Jeevan Mission during Lockdown

During the first quarter (April 2020 to June 2020) of the FY 2020-21, despite a nationwide lockdown and restriction on the movement of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 19 lakh households in the rural areas across the country were provided with tap water connection. For the continuous progress and implementation of the Jal Jeevan Read More…