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Goa Becomes First State To Provide Tap Water Connection To Every Rural Household
PANAJI || Goa has earned itself the unique distinction of becoming first 'Har Ghar Jal' State in the country as it is now successfully provides 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in the rural areas covering 2.30 lakh rural households.
Harnessing the immense benefits of efficiently utilising the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to improve the quality of life and bring 'ease-of-living' to rural communities, the Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant announced that all rural homes in the State now have a tap water supply. State's commitment and brisk efforts have ensured advancement and achievement of targets well before time.
The two districts of Goa i.e.North Goa with 1.65 lakh rural households and South Goa with 98,000rural householdsin 191 Gram Panchayats are fully saturated with assured piped water supply through tap connections. To strengthen the water testing facilities, the State is in process of getting 14 water quality testing laboratories NABL accredited.
Jal Jeevan Mission mandates training 5 persons in very village especially women to be trained in using Field Test Kits, so that water can be tested in the villages.