100-Day Campaign – Launched to Provide Piped Water in Schools.

The Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh has launched the 100-days campaign. The campaign seeks to provide piped water supply to schools and Anganwadi centres. This mission was launched on the occasion of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Key Facts

  • Under the campaign, the States and Union Territories will ensure that Gram Sabha are convened at the earliest in order to pass the resolution to provide safe water in schools and Anganwadi centres.
  • These facilities will be operated by Gram Panchayats.
  • Earlier, PM Modi released “Margdarshika” -which are operational guidelines for Jal Jeevan Mission, for Gram Panchayats and Paani Samitis to implement Jal Jeevan Mission.

Provisions of the Guideline

The margdarshika comprises following guidelines:

  • Time bound completion of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • Gram Panchayats have been given a crucial role of planning, designing, operating and executing village infrastructure.
  • A Village Action Plan have to be prepared by every village including three components:
  1. Water Source and maintenance
  2. Water Supply
  3. Grey Water Management
  • Village Action Plan will be in harmony with the District Action Plan and the district action plan will be in harmony with the State Action Plan.
  • Every asset created under the mission have to be geo-tagged.
  • Each functional tap connection have to be linked with Aadhar number of the head of the family.

Paani Samiti

The Pani Samiti is a statutory committee under the nodal head Gram Panchayat. The committee take cares of the community participation, ownership and contribution with respect to water supply systems.

Jal Jeevan Mission

The mission is aimed at providing tap connections to every household by 2024. It  was launched in the backdrop that 81.67% of households in India do not receive tap water supply. The scheme is being implemented at National, State, District and Gram Panchayat levels.