On 23rd July 2020, through video conferencing Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India laid the foundation stone of the Manipur Water Supply Project, under the Jal Jeevan Mission designed to provide Freshwater Household Tap connections(FHTCs) to the rural households of Manipur.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Jal Shakti Minister, Jitendra Singh, Union minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region, Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla, Governor of Manipur and N Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur attended the event through video conference.
Manipur Water Supply Project:
i.The Manipur Water Supply Project is aimed to achieve the goals of Jal Jeevan Mission – “Har Ghar Jal” by 2024 benefitting the people of Manipur.
ii.The outlay of the project with a loan component funded by New Development Bank is about Rs.3000 crores (~Rs.3054.58 crores).
iii.The externally funded project will provide the FHTCs to the remaining households in the Greater Imphal Planning area, 25 towns and for the 1,731 rural regions in the 16 districts of Manipur covering 2,80,756 households.
iv.Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Central Government will provide the funding for the FHTCs for around 1185 residents with 1,42,749 households.
v.The project is designed to provide the needs of the upcoming 20 -22 years to provide clean drinking water and to provide employment opportunities for thousands of people.
Jal Jeevan Mission: an initiative to provide safe and adequate drinking water to the rural households in India by 2024.
Governor– Najma Akbar Ali Heptulla
Chief Minister– N Biren Singh
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i.Centre approved funds for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam & Bihar.
ii.Centre Approved Funds for Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tripura.