(The Gist of PIB) Jal Jeevan Mission  [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Jal Jeevan Mission


Jal Jeevan Mission

  • The Prime Minister released the Operational Guidelines of Jal Jeevan mission (JJM).

Key highlights:

  • The Union Cabinet on 13.08.2019 approved Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024.
  • JJM aims at providing potable water in adequate quantity i.e. 55 litre per capita per day (lpcd) of prescribed quality i.e. BIS Standard of IS: 10500 on a regular basis.
  • Time bound completion of schemes taken up under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) has been proposed by providing FHTC to every rural household.
  • For the implementation of JJM, following institutional arrangement has been proposed:
  • National Jal Jeevan Mission at the Central level;
  • State Water and Sanitation Mission (SWSM) at State level;
  • District Water and Sanitation Mission (DWSM) at district level; and
  • Gram Panchayat and/ or its sub-committees i.e. Village Water Sanitation Committee (VWSC)/ Paani Samiti at village Level.


  • The total project cost is estimated to be Rs 3.6 lakh Crore. lakh Crore.
  • The fund sharing pattern is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States; 50:50 for other States and 100% for UTs.
  • The fund released by Central Government to the State Governments is to be deposited in one Single Nodal Account (SNA) that will be maintained by SWSM along with State matching share to be transferred within 15 days of Central release.

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