Explained: What is the Jal Jeevan mission and how technological solutions help access safe drinking water | Latest India News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) mobile app on Saturday, seeking to make the most of technological advances to ensure villages and rural households have access to safe drinking water.
The mobile app will improve stakeholder awareness and contribute to greater transparency and accountability of programs under the government’s flagship mission, Jal Jeevan.
The prime minister said the Jal Jeevan mission has empowered the country’s women by saving their time and effort that was previously spent traveling long distances to fetch clean water.
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What is the JJM mobile application?
According to the Jal Jeevan mission website, the mobile app will provide details on water infrastructure, a dataset verified by Aadhaar on beneficiaries, as well as information on water quality and contamination for each village. . The information will be made available to users on a public forum with specific data for each village, district and state body regarding water.
This data is currently kept in the Integrated Management Information System and covers village, district and state action plans, as well as funding and funding details. The app will also allow users to rate their experience with their water facility.
How technology powers JJM
In addition to the mobile app, the government has also implemented Internet of Things (IoT) -based water quality sensors, flowmeters and detection kits to provide cost-effective solutions to deliver water quality. tap water specific to each rural household in the country in 2024.
The government program has also led many startups to develop affordable solutions to measure and track water consumption in villages.
Water quality management information system
The Jal Shakti ministry maintained a JJM dashboard to show the coverage of tap water connections across the states. The Water Quality Management Information System provides details of water samples received and tested in laboratories and states. The mobile application will bring all this data together under one roof.
Primary data is generated by internet-based sensors. It not only monitors the water flow in the pipes, but also checks the turbidity and chlorination of the water.
The sensors are placed in the reservoirs and at the outlet towards each dwelling in the village. A pressure sensor is also placed at the rear end. The sensor is programmed to relay data on aggregate supply each day.
While the Jal Jeevan mission instructs the local authority to carry out regular checks, five women from each village have also been trained in the use of test kits to check water quality. These kits are designed to assess 12 types of contamination including phosphate, sulfate, and turbidity, among others.