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Current Affairs 5 April 2023

Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves 60% Coverage Milestone

Jal Jeevan Mission is a central government scheme launched on 15th August 2019 to provide all rural households with an adequate quantity (55 lpcd) of water of prescribed quality at adequate pressure, on a regular and long-term basis.

The overall financial commitment for Jal Jeevan Mission is INR 3600 billion (US $ 43.80 billion) which makes it one of the largest welfare programmes in the world. At the time of the launch of the Mission in August 2019, out of 19.43 Crore rural households, only 3.23 Crore (16.65%) had access to tap water. 

One Tap Connection Provided Every Second Under Jal Jeevan Mission in 2023

India crossed another milestone in the journey towards ‘Har Ghar Jal’ on 4th April 2023, with over 11.66 Crore (60%) of rural households provided with tap water supply in their homes. 

5 states of Gujarat, Telangana, Goa, Haryana, and Punjab and 3 Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry have reported 100% coverage. 

11.66 Crore Households & 58 Crore People Now Have Access To Clean Drinking Water Through Taps At Home

India To Achieve SDG Target “Safe & Affordable Water To All” Well Before Time.

PM Modi Met King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi met with the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in New Delhi at his residence on 4th April 2023.

The meet-up was focused on enhancing ties between India and Bhutan.

“Pleased to receive His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. We had a warm and productive meeting. Deeply value our close friendship and the vision of successive Druk Gyalpos in guiding India-Bhutan relations to new heights.” said PM Modi