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Margadarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission unveiled

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  • September 30, 2020
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Margadarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission unveiled

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III –Water Resources

In news

  • Indian Prime Minister released the new logo for the Jal Jeevan Mission. 
  • ‘Margadarshika for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis under Jal Jeevan Mission’ (Guidelines for the Village Panchayats and Water Committees) was also unveiled.

Key takeaways

  • Referring to the Margadarshika, it was highlighted that they are equally important for the Gram Panchayats, people living in rural areas and for the Government machinery.
  • The Mardarshika Guidelines will guide the members of the Water Committee and Gram Panchayats in taking the right decisions.
  • A special 100-day campaign is being launched on 2nd Oct this year under Jal Jeevan Mission to ensure drinking water connection to every school and Anganwadi in the country.

Do you know?

  • The Jal Jeevan Mission aims at providing every rural household in the country with piped-water connection. 
  • The new logo of the Mission shall continue to inspire the need to save every drop of water.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission adopts a bottom to top approach, where the users and Paani Samitis (Water Committees) in the villages envision the whole project from its implementation to maintenance and operation.
  • The mission has also ensured that at least 50% of the members of the water committee would be women.

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