Jal Mani Programme
(Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation)
Key features of the scheme
Key features of the Programme
(1) Launched date:
Jal Mani Programme was launched in the year 2008 under the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
*at the time of launch of this scheme, it came under the Ministry of Rural Development < Department of Drinking water supply.
In 2011 the separate ministry was formed named ‘Ministry of Drinking water and Sanitation’.
The existing Rural Drinking Water Supply programme aims at providing safe drinking water but when it actually reaches the consumption point, is
likely to deteriorate (inferior in quality).
In order to address this key requirement, it has been decided to consider installation of simple Stand-Alone Purification systems started with schools.
This programme is launched to provide value and quality addition to the ongoing Rural Drinking Water Supply Programme to mainly address the water quality in rural areas especially in schools.
(4) Fund management:
This is a 100% centrally sponsored programme.
(5) Implementing agency:
It is implemented by the State Governments through the Gram Panchayat/Village Water and Sanitation Committees/Self Help Groups.