India to have functional tap connection in every household by 2024: Ministry of Jal Shakti

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India  said that the government is making all efforts to get a functional household tap connection into every rural household, in a campaign mode. “Our mission is that by 2024, we should have given a functional tap connection to every household. Starting from the base of about 17% in 2019, we have reached 40% as of now,” said Secretary Ms Vini Mahajan.

Addressing the meeting  on ‘Public Private Partnership with DDWS for the 100 – Districts ‘Model block’ (lighthouse) initiative’ organized by India Sanitation Coalition, jointly with the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India and FICCI, Ms Mahajan said, “We have to make sure that the grey water is effectively managed, and we need to ensure that there is a reduction in vector and waterborne diseases.”

Ms Mahajan further added that there are different opportunities and possibilities that the rural areas offer, not least of them being the strong sense of community. “There is much larger possibility of community participation,” she added. She also urged the industry to engage and leverage the rural community groupings in the planning stage of the projects.

Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation Coalition and Past President, FICCI said, “The focus is on promoting scalable and commercially viable solutions to make the sanitation economy work. Statistics showed that Swachh Bharat missions (SBM) work has saved millions of lives and the lasting impact. We have to look at the solid and liquid waste management aspect which is very much part of SBM.” Mr

Nicolas Osbert Chief, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) at UNICEF India set the context for global hand hygiene being an effective measure to control multiple disease incidences including that of diarrhoea. He also spoke about the genesis and rational of THE hand hygiene hackathon 2022 organised at the behest of India Sanitation and UNICEF.  

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