Jaipur: A Regional Conference of States/ UTs on Jal Jeevan Mission & Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) was held on 08th April 2022 at Jaipur ,Rajasthan by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government oflndia.
Hon’ble Minister (PWD) Shri Nilesh Cabral & Hon’ble Minister (Panchayats) Shri Mauvin Godinho attended the regional conference. Officers from the Public Works Department and Directorate of Panchayats also attended the
During the Regional Conference general discussions was held under the Chainnanship of Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat , Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Government of India to review the progress of Jal Jeevan Mission
and Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).
Hon’ble Union Minister appreciated the efforts of Government of Goa for implementation of Jeevan Mission as Goa was declared as the 1st State in the country to achieve 100% water supply connections through piped water supply and congratulated Shri Nilesh Cabral,Hon’ble Minister (PWD) for achieving the status of Har Ghar Jal.
Hon’ble Minister (PWD) in his speech thanked the Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti for continuous support extended to Goa and informed that during the year 2022-23 the total outlay proposed by Goa under Jal Jeevan Mission is Rs.110 Crores which will include completion of Augmentation of schemes taken up for improvement of service levels, Roll Out of Real Time Monitoring of Water Supply Schemes through IoT for the entire State, Upgradation of 14 Water Testing Laboratories and extensive Capacity Building Plan under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Hon’ble Minister (PWD) also requested the Hon’ble Union Minister , to consider sanctioning additional schemes which will include Replacement of aged old A.C pipelines which have outlived its useful life and needs immediate replacement for improvement of service levels and overall water supply position under Jal Jeevan Mission & the request to seek additional central assistance will be submitted soon to the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Hon’ble Union Minister in his concluding remarks informed Hon’be Ministers that Goa will receive all support from the Ministry of Jal Shakti for successful implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and necessary assistance will be provided by the Ministry.