Punjab achieves another milestone; All villages declared “Certified Har Ghar Jal” – Jimpa

April 6, 2023 - PatialaPolitics

Punjab achieves another milestone; All villages declared “Certified Har Ghar Jal” – Jimpa

Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa informed that under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Government is proud to announce that every village in the state has been declared “Certified Har Ghar Jal” under Jal Jeevan Mission. This remarkable accomplishment signifies that every rural household in Punjab now has access to clean and safe drinking water, ensuring improved health and sanitation for millions of residents.


Divulging the details, Jimpa said that the Jal Jeevan Mission, a nationwide program initiated by the Government of India, aims to provide piped water supply (Har Ghar Jal) to every rural household by 2024. Under this initiative, Punjab has successfully executed the installation of a comprehensive water supply network, connecting all villages and households with a reliable and safe source of drinking water.


He expressed his gratitude to Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, for his continuous guidance and support throughout the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in Punjab.


The successful completion of this project in Punjab is a testament to the unwavering commitment and dedication of the state government, local authorities, and the hardworking people who contributed tirelessly to this effort, Jimpa added. By ensuring that every household has access to clean water, the Punjab Government has significantly improved the quality of life for its residents, particularly those in rural areas.


Jimpa further said that the provision of clean water will have a transformative impact on the state’s health and sanitation, as it will reduce waterborne diseases and improve overall hygiene. Additionally, this achievement is expected to empower women by reducing the time and effort spent fetching water, allowing them to devote more time to education, work, and personal development.


It is pertinent to mention that the certification of this accomplishment has been done by each Gram Panchayat through Gram Sabha meetings. The video clips of the Gram Sabha meetings, the resolutions passed and a certificate by officer concerned have been uploaded on the Government of India’s Management Information System (MIS) portal as a testament to the state’s commitment to transparency and accountability.