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National Jal Jeevan Mission issues advisory to States, UTs to undertake water quality monitoring

National Jal Jeevan Mission has issued an advisory to States and Union Territories to undertake water quality monitoring and surveillance activities to ensure potable drinking water to every rural home across the country.

The advisory said that water quality monitoring and surveillance will not only saves people, especially children, from falling sick but also helpful in saving precious lives.

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, upto two per cent of total fund allocation is to be used on water quality monitoring and surveillance activities.

All drinking water sources are to be tested once a year for chemical contamination and twice a year for bacteriological parameters.

Jal Shakti Ministry said, States have been advised to identify and train five persons especially women in each village from local community to conduct water quality tests using Field Test Kits.

Jal Jeevan Mission, being implemented in partnership with States and UTs, aims to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home by 2024.

 

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