In less than ten months under Jal Jeevan Mission, tap water has been made available to 6.85 lakh (66%) schools, 6.80 lakh (60%) Anganwadi centers (AWCs), and 2.36 lakh (69%) Gram Panchayats and Community Healthcare Centres (CHCs) in villages across India—over 13 lakhs in numbers put together.
The 100-day campaign to provide potable piped water supply for drinking and cooking purposes and tap water for handwashing and in toilets in every school, Anganwadi and Ashram shala or residential tribal school, was launched on October 2, 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti informed that the “Provision of tap water supply not only contributes to better health of children but also prevents spread of water-borne diseases.”
To ensure water availability and treatment of used water, in 91.9 thousand schools, rainwater harvesting, and greywater management systems in 1.05 lakh schools have been put in place.
The water supply facilities created under Jal Jeevan Mission will be operated and maintained by the Gram Panchayat or its sub-committee, i.e. Village Water and Sanitation Committee or Paani Samiti.