PM Narendra Modi has started a new Jal Shakti Ministry and is going to launch Nal Se Jal Scheme pan India. This scheme under Jal Jivan Mission aims to provide adequate water supply to all households and to conserve water sources. The central government has set a target to provide water to each family till FY 2024. In the first tenure, NDA govt. had laid emphasis on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to promote cleaning.
Water scarcity is a major problem in India and is spreading day by day as most of the families are facing acute shortage of water. So, Modi led NDA govt. is planning to focus on providing water to each and every household through taps.
MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat told about the government’s ambitious plans to provide piped water connections to every household in India by 2024.
PM Nal Se Jal Scheme 2019 – Jal Jivan Mission
As per the official reports, the new Jal Shakti Ministry would include Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation. Under this PM Nal Se Jal Scheme (Jal Jivan Mission), the central govt. will provide water to each family through pipe lines and taps till FY 2024.
Niti Aayog Meet Israel Officials – Jal Shakti Ministry
The first task for the Jal Shakti Ministry is to conserve water resources. For this purpose, the central govt. will take help of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Previously to preserve water resources, various Indian and Israeli officials have already met in the past few months.
In Israel, all the households are already getting pure water supply through pipelines and taps. In India, around 45 of water is used for drinking purpose in households and 80% is used in farming.
Rising Demand for Water
As per an estimate of Niti Aayog, the requirement for water supply is going to double till FY 2030 in India. Around 60 crore people of India are facing acute shortage of water. Due to unavailability of pure drinking water, around 2 lakh die every year in India. It is believed that the demand for water will double till FY 2030 and it this demand is not met, then there would be crash of 6% in GDP of India. So to tackle this issue, PM Modi is laying emphasis on conserving water.