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Pey Jal Survekshan

opics Covered: Conservation related issues.

Pey Jal Survekshan:


Context:

It is a drinking water survey launched in 10 cities under Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban).

  • Launched by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
  • As part of the survey, data will also be collected on wastewater management and condition of water bodies in the cities.
  • The mission will be monitored through a technology-based platform on which beneficiary response will be monitored.
  • Initially, the survey is being launched as a pilot in ten cities namely, Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat and Tumkur.

Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban):

  • The Jal Jeevan Mission-Urban aims to create universal coverage of water supply in all 4,378 statutory towns as well as sewage management in 500 AMRUT cities.
  • The scheme will be implemented first through signing of MoUs between the Centre, states, and the urban local bodies.
  • The cities will then prepare city water balance plans, recycle/reuse plans and aquifer management plans.
  • The state will vet and approve the development of the project with a baseline assessment.

Funding:

For Union Territories, there will be 100% central funding. For North Eastern and Hill States, central funding for projects will be 90%. Central funding will be 50% for cities will less than 1 lakh population, one third for cities with 1 lakh to 10 lakh population and 25% for cities with million plus population.

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Prelims Link:

  1. Key features of the survey and mission.
  2. Objectives.
  3. Pilot cities selected for the surevy.
  4. Funding pattern.

Sources: PIB.