Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project today through video conferencing.
The Governor, Chief Minister of Manipur and his cabinet colleagues, MPs and MLAs are expected to join the program from Imphal. The Centre initiated the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and adequate quantity drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024 with the motto “Har Ghar Jal”.
The Mission is based on a community approach to water and has information, education and communication as key components of the mission. It looks to create a Jan Andolan for water, thereby making it everyone’s priority. There are about 19 crore households in India and only 24 percent have Freshwater Household Tap Connections.