The 100-day special campaign of the Ministry of Jal Shakti to provide tap schools, water connections in anganwadi centres Ashramshalas under the Jal Jeevan Mission has received a very good (AWCS) and response from the States & UTs with reporting several States 100% saturation in all schools and AWCS.
Some States/ UTs have indicated that they need complete the task and sustain the efforts being undertaken for the noble some more time to mission. Considering the good response and the need to sustain the efforts, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has extended the campaign till 31st March, 2021.
During the 100 days period, States like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana, Tamil Telangana have reported provision of tap water in all schools and AWCS, and Punjab has reported provision of piped water supply in all schools. Concerted efforts are being made to make provision of potable piped water supply to anganwadi centres (AWCS), schools and ashramshalas under the campaign.
So far, 1.82 lakh grey water management structure, 1.42 lakh rain water harvesting Nadu and structures have been constructed in schools and anganwadi centres. In total so far, 5.21 lakh schools & 4.71 lakh anganwadi centres have been provided with piped water supply. Further, around 8.24 lakh assets in these schools and anganwadi centres have also been geo-tagged.
Under the guidance and visionary leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, with the noble endeavor of providing clean and safe drinking water to children across the nation, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shekhawat had launched a special Gajendra Singh mission mode campaign on 2nd October, 2020 to provide potable piped water supply in all Schools, Anganwadi Centres and Ashramshalas across the nation which has now been extended till 31st March, 2021 to ensure that no School, AWC or Ashramshala is left without a tap connection.