Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday laid the Foundation Stone for Manipur Water Supply Project via video conferencing.
Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and his cabinet colleagues, MPs and MLAs attended the ceremony from City Convention Center, Imphal.
The government of India initiated the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and adequate quantity drinking water to every rural household in the country by 2024 with the motto “Har Ghar Jail”.
The program also implements source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through freshwater management, water conservation, rainwater harvesting, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Jal Jeevan Mission is based on a community approach to water and has extensive Information, Education, and Communication as a key component of the mission. It looks to create a Jan Andolan for water, thereby making it everyone’s priority, the statement said.
The government of India has provided funds under Jal Jeevan Mission to Manipur for FHTCs to cover 1,185 habitations with 1, 42,749 households. Government of Manipur has planned to cover the remaining households through additional sources of funding, including funds from the Department for Development of North Eastern Region, it said.
An externally funded project, the Manipur Water Supply project was designed to provide FHTCs to the remaining households in the Greater Imphal Planning area, 25 Towns, and for 1,731 rural habitations covering 2,80,756 households in 16 districts of Manipur.
Manipur Water Supply Project is an important component of the efforts of the State government to achieve the goal of Har Ghar Jal by 2024. The project outlay is about Rupees 3054.58 Crores with a loan component funded by the New Development Bank, it added.