• Recently, Goa and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu (D&NH and D&D) became the first ‘HarGhar Jal’ certified State and UT in the country respectively.
  • The people from all the villages have declared their village as HarGhar Jal through a resolution passed by Gram Sabha, certifying that all households in the villages have access to safe drinking water through taps.
  • Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) or paaniSamiti has been constituted in all the 378 villages of Goa and 96 villages of D&NH and D&D.
  • It is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of water supply infrastructure developed under ‘HarGhar Jal’ programme.

Jal Jeevan Mission

  • Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India.
  • Jal Jeevan Mission, is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
  • The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
  • The Jal Jeevan Mission will be based on a community approach to water.
  • The mission will include information, education, and communication as key components.
  • The mission is meant to create a people’s movement for water, making it everyone’s priority.
  • Further, the HarGharNal Se Jal programme was announced by Finance Minister in Budget 2019-20.
  • It forms a crucial part of the Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • The programme aims to implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, and rainwater harvesting.


States/ UTs in the planning of participatory rural water supply strategy for ensuring potable drinking water security on a long-term basis to every rural household and public institution.

  • States/ UTs for creation of water supply infrastructure, so that every rural household has a Functional Tap Connection (FHTC) by 2024 and water in adequate quantity of prescribed quality is made available on regular basis.
  • Gram Panchayats (GPs)/ rural communities to plan, implement, manage, own, operate, and maintain their own in-village water supply systems.
  • States/ UTs to develop robust institutions having a focus on service delivery and financial sustainability of the sector by promoting a utility approach
  • Further enhancing capacity building of the stakeholders and creating awareness in the community on the significance of water for improvement in quality of life. 


  1. To provide Functional Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household.
  2. To prioritize the provision of FHTCs in quality affected areas, villages in drought-prone and desert areas, SansadAdarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) villages, etc.
  3. To provide functional tap connection to Schools, Anganwadicentres, GP buildings, Health centres, wellness centres, and community buildings
  4. To monitor the functionality of tap connections.
  5. To promote and ensure voluntary ownership among the local community by way of contribution in cash, kind and/ or labour, and voluntary labour (shramdaan)
  6. To assist in ensuring the sustainability of the water supply system, i.e., water source, water supply infrastructure.


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