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NEWS IMPULSE – GOA BECOMES FIRST TO PROVIDE TAP WATER CONNECTION IN RURAL AREAS UNDER JAL JEEVAN MISSION| 11 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Source &ndash; The Hindu</b></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 8px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>GS Paper &ndash; 2 and 3</b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b>Context</b> – <span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>Goa has become the first &#39;HarGhar Jal&#39; state in the country by providing 100% tap water connections in rural areas covering 2.30 lakh households, the Jal Shakti Ministry</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><b><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>HIGHLIGHTS</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>The government&#39;s Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide piped water to all rural households by 2024</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>Harnessing the immense benefits of efficiently utilising the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to improve the quality of life and bring &#39;ease-of-living&#39; to rural communities</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:8px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#595959″><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:107%”><span style=”color:black”>Two districts — North Goa with 1.65 lakh rural households and South Goa with 98,000 rural households in 191 gram panchayats — are fully saturated with assured piped water supply through tap connections</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:22.0pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”color:black”>To&nbsp;strengthen water testing facilities, the state is in process of getting 14 water quality testing laboratories accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:22.0pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”color:black”>Jal Jeevan Mission mandates training five persons in every village, especially women, in using field test kits so that water can be tested there.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:14px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:22.0pt”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span lang=”EN-GB”><span style=”color:black”>&quot;Having achieved the universal access, the state now plans for sensor-based service delivery monitoring system so as to monitor the functionality of water supply i.e. potable water in adequate quantity and of prescribed quality being provided to every rural household on regular and long-term basis</span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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