November 25 2020.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on launched ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojna’ (tap water to every household), for Sonbhadra and Mirzapur in Vindhya region of Uttar Pradesh via video conference on 22 November 2020.
- The scheme worth Rs 5,555.38 crore is aimed at providing water to over 41 lakh villagers in two districts.
- Under ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojna’, Yogi Adityanath government will ensure water supply through pipelines to 2,995 villages in two districts in the region.
- The scheme will benefit 21,87,980 villagers in Mirzapur.
- In Sonbhadra, 19,53,458 families will be benefitted by the scheme. The water of lakes and river will be purified and supplied to the families in Sonbhadra.
- According to engineers of Jal Shakti Ministry, the scheme will be completed within the next two years and water supply will be started.
- The PM said that all villages will get empowered under this government and that priority will be given to making villagers, tribals and the poor self-reliant.
- “Self reliant villages give strength to a self-reliant India,” PM Modi added.
About the Scheme:
- The scheme has been launched to provide tap water to every Household.
- The main objective of the scheme is to provide tap water for every household.
- The water of lakes and river will be purified and supplied to the families in Sonbhadra.
What are the main components of the scheme?
The following are the main components included in the scheme
- Development of drinking water sources, bulk water transfer, treatment plants and distribution network to every rural region.
- Removal of contaminants from the dirty water.
- Water Quality laboratories, training, HRD, retrofitting of completed and ongoing schemes to provide FHTCs at minimum service level, support IEC, development of utilities, water quality testing & surveillance, R&D, knowledge centre, capacity building of communities, etc.
- This region is full of natural resources.
- Despite the region having many rivers like Ganga, the Ghaghara, the Yamuna and the Sarayu, water scarcity prevails in the region.
- Also, the the river water and the underground water in the region is getting polluted rapidly.
- Hence it is important to provide clean drinking water to the region.