Topic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
4. Jal Jeevan mission if implemented effectively will improve water accessibility in rural areas of the country. Comment. (250 words)
Why the question:
The article presents to us the success story of Jal Jeevan mission in the country.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain in detail the contributions of Jal jeevan mission in improving water accessibility to the rural areas in the country.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining about the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM):
It envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024. It focuses on integrated demand and supply side management of water at the local level.
Creation of local infrastructure for source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, like rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge and management of household wastewater for reuse, would be undertaken in convergence with other government programmes/schemes.
It is based on a community approach to water and includes extensive Information, Education and Communication as a key component of the mission. JJM looks to create a janandolan for water, thereby making it everyone’s priority.
Then discuss in what way it helps improvise upon the accessibility component of water in rural areas. One can present case study to substantiate better.
Conclude that Jal Jeevan mission if implemented effectively will improve water accessibility in rural areas.