PM Modi to lay foundation stone today
IMPHAL, 22nd Jul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be laying the foundation stone for Manipur Water Supply Project on Thursday through video conferencing.
Governor, chief minister and his cabinet colleagues, MPs and MLAs are expected to join the programme from Imphal.
Government of India initiated the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide safe and adequate quantity of drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024 with the motto ‘Har Ghar Jal’. The programme also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
An externally funded project, the Manipur Water Supply project was designed to provide FHTCs to remaining households in Greater Imphal planning area, 25 towns and for 1,731 rural habitations covering 2,80,756 households in 16 districts of the state. Manipur Water Supply Project is an important component of efforts of the state government to achieve the goal of Har Ghar Jal by 2024. The project outlay is about Rs 3054.58 crore with a loan component funded by New Development Bank.
There are about 19 crore households in India. Only 24% have Freshwater Household Tap Connections (FHTCs). The Mission aims to provide 14, 33, 21,049 households with FHTC through partnership of all stakeholders including inter alia the state governments, Panchayat Raj Institutions and local communities.
Government of India has provided funds under Jal Jeevan Mission to the state government for FHTCs to cover 1,185 habitations with 1, 42,749 households.
Government of Manipur has planned to cover the remaining households through additional sources of funding including funds from DoNER ministry.