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Feb 16, 2021
2:40PM

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launches Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan

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Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched a  Pilot Pey Jal Survekshan under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban, JJM-U. Secretary Housing and Urban Affairs  Durga Shanker Mishra  informed that  it  will be conducted in cities to ascertain equitable distribution of water, reuse of wastewater and mapping of water bodies with respect to quantity and quality of water through a challenge process.

He said, as a first step, the Ministry has decided to launch the Survekshan in 10 cities-  Agra, Badlapur, Bhubaneswar, Churu, Kochi, Madurai, Patiala, Rohtak, Surat and Tumkur.

Jal Jeevan Mission Urban is designed to provide universal coverage of water supply to all households through functional taps in all 4,378 statutory towns in accordance with Sustainable  Development Goal - 6.

The total outlay proposed for JJM (U) is 2 lakh 87 thousand crore rupees which includes 10 thousand  crore rupees  for continuing financial support to AMRUT Mission.

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