Question: Consider the following statements:
(1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Manipur Water Supply Project under the Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal Scheme.
(2) Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
Of the above correct statement/s is/are:
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1&2
(d) None of the above
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- On 23 July 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Manipur Water Supply Project under the Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal Scheme.
- The project would reduce the water problems of the state and would be especially providing a huge relief to the women of the State.
- It has been designed to provide safe drinking water to every household of the State for the next 20-22 years.
- The project will also provide employment through installation of water containing systems.
- The project outlay is about Rupees 3054.58 Crores with a loan component funded by New Development Bank (formerly the BRICS Development Bank).
- The Centre has provided funds to Manipur for Freshwater Household Tap Connections (FHTCS) to cover 1,185 habitations with 1,42,749 households, while the state government is planning to cover the remaining households through additional sources of funding, including from the Department for Development of North Eastern Region.
- An externally funded project, the Manipur Water Supply project was designed to provide FHTCS to remaining households in Greater Imphal Planning area, 25 Towns and for 1,731 rural habitations, covering 2,80,756 households in 16 districts of the state.
Jal Jeevan Mission:
- Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
- It was launched in August 2019.
- The goal of JJM is to provide functional household tap connection to every household with service level at the rate of 55 litres per capita per day (lpcd).
- The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.
- The project will be governed by Ministry of Jal Shakti.
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