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Jal Jeevan Mission

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In the Union Budget 2021, a universal water supply scheme for urban areas – Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) has been announced

Key Facts:

  • Period of five years from 2021 to 2026.
  • Under this, a provision of budget of 2,87,000 crore has been made.
  • The objective of this scheme is to ensure supply of tap-water to 2.86 crore households in all 4,378 urban local bodies.
  • It aims to manage liquid waste in 500 Amrit cities.

About Jal Jeevan Mission:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ on 15 August 2019 on the occasion of Independence Day.
  • The main objective of this scheme of the government is to provide water through pipes to all houses by 2024.
  • Emphasis is also being laid on the creation of infrastructure for rainwater harvesting, ground water recharge and domestic wastewater management for reuse in agriculture under this mission.

Facts for Prelims


No Indian role in developing ECT in Colombo:

Sri Lanka has denied selling, leasing out or coming into any sort of an agreement with a foreign country over the Eastern Container Terminal.

  • This move is against the ECT trilateral agreement that Sri Lanka had signed with India and Japan.
  • It comes amid mounting pressure from Port union workers against any foreign role or investment in the ECT project, where nearly 70% of the transhipment business is linked to India.
  • The Sri Lankan government has said that it would instead offer the West Container Terminal to India for possible investments.


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