Har Ghar Jal –
National Water Quality Sub Mission on Arsenic and Fluoride
(Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation)
Key features of the scheme
Key features of the Programme
(1) Launched date:
Har Ghar Jal – National Water Quality Sub Mission on [simple_tooltip content=’Arsenic and fluoride are two major ground water pollutants which are recognized worldwide as the most serious inorganic contaminants in drinking water.’]Arsenic and Fluoride [/simple_tooltip] was launched in March 2017 by the Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation.
(2) Reason behind the mission:
Around 70,000 habitations were suffering from the problem of water quality. People are bound to use pollutant water with the presence of Arsenic and Fluoride like chemicals which causes many health hazards.
To address the issue and to provide chemical less clean tap water, the mission ‘Har Ghar Jal’ was launched.
- It refers to the government’s commitment to provide safe tap water on a sustained basis in every household by 2030 as per the United Nations sustainable development goals.
- It also focuses on accomplishing mission of providing safe drinking water to about 28,000 habitations affected by arsenic and fluoride contaminations in the country by 2021.
(4) Total outlay:
It is implemented with an outlay of Rs 25,000 crore.
(5) Phases of the mission:
This mission will have three phases:
- Diagnostic phase
- Implementation phase
- Sustain phase
(6) Funding pattern:
- Funds sharing between Center and State Government for North-Eastern/ Himalayan State shall be 90:10 and for all other states 50:50.
- Center assistance to any state shall be maximum of Rs. 4500 crores. The funds shall be made available on first come first serve basis.