Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan. This was launched under the Jal Jeevan Mission– Urban.

Points To Note

  • Pey Jal Survekshan will be conducted in cities to ensure the equitable distribution of water and reusing the wastewater.
  • It will also help in mapping the water bodies.
  • Under the Pey Jal Survekshan, mapping of the water body will be done with respect to quantity and quality of water with the help of the challenge process.
  • The sarvekshan will be launched around ten cities including Badlapur, Agra, Churu, Bhubaneswar, Madurai, Kochi, Patiala, Surat, Rohtak, and Tumkur.

About Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban

  • It was announced during the Union Budget for FY 2021-22.
  • It was announced under the Ministry Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The mission seeks to provide universal coverage of water supply to all households with functional taps.
  • The universal coverage will be done in all the statutory towns. The mission has been launched in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goal- 6.
  • The Budget for FY 2021-22 has proposed an outlay of Rupees 2,87,000 crore for the mission. It includes Rupees 10000 crore to continue the financial support for AMRUT Mission.
  • The Jal Jeevan Mission also complements the Jal Jeevan Mission (Rural) that was launched to ensure the supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every household in rural areas. It will provide Functional Household Tap Connections in the rural areas by 2024.

About AMRUT Mission

By June 2015, AMRUT mission was launched by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It seeks to ensure that every household has access primarily to tap water followed by a sewerage connection. It also seeks to increase amenity value of cities by creating green spaces and well-maintained open spaces. AMRUT mission was launched to reduce pollution by switching to public transport. It also seeks to construct facilities for non-motorized transport such as walking and cycling.

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