On 1st February, 2021 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually launched ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission, aimed at providing 100% potable water supply to all rural households of the state by March, 2022.
CM Launched Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme:
— CM inaugurated Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme, covering 85 villages in Moga district, 144 new water supply schemes for 172 villages, 121 Arsenic & Iron removal plants.
—Funded by World Bank, Jal Jeewan Mission of GoI, NABARD and State Budget
–The scheme will benefit residents from 155 villages in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur districts by helping replace groundwater with surface water supply for drinking, besides resolving the problem of arsenic affected habitations.
i.CM launched New Large multi-village surface water supply schemes covering 85 villages in Moga district that were affected by Uranium pollution, at a cost of Rs. 1,020 crores.
ii.Inaugurated 76 Water Supply Schemes constructed/ upgraded at a cost of Rs. 42.06 Crore.
iii.Foundation stones for 1557 Community Sanitary Complexes were laid.
iv.Laid foundations stones for 75 rural water supply schemes at a cost of Rs. 39.56 crore.
What is Community Sanitary Complexes (CSC) –
i.Aimed at sustaining the Open Defecation Free Status of Punjab to serve the needs of the villagers.
ii.The CSC’s will be built, operated & maintained by Gram Panchayats.
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Nicknames of Cities:
Golden City of India – Amritsar
Royal City – Patiala
City of industries – Ludhiana