Arunachal to provide 100% tap connections by 2023

Arunachal to provide 100% tap connections by 2023

Arunachal Pradesh Government on Saturday has announced to provide 100% tap water connections to all the households in the State by 2023 under Jal Jeevan Mission, the flagship programme of Government, which aims to provide safe drinking water to all.

It is the vision of the Prime Minister to bring improvements in the lives of people of the country, especially the rural people. The mission aims to change the lives of the people residing in rural area, the official release of the ministry said.

Being a hilly State, gravity-based water supply system is used in Arunachal Pradesh, means the force of gravity is used to move the water downhill from a source to the village. The States are required to train five persons especially women in every village for use of field test kits for testing of water supplied at local level.

But now with the launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, water treatment plants are being made an integral part of schemes to provide potable water of prescribed quality. Post-treatment, water is collected in a clear water reservoir built above the village, from where water is distributed to FHTCs in the village by a distribution network of pipes. In order to facilitate equitable distribution of water, in larger villages, distribution tanks within the villages are provided, the release added.

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