ITANAGAR: In a momentous announcement, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu proudly declared a significant achievement in the state's relentless pursuit of providing clean tap water access. The East Kameng district has successfully earned the prestigious 'Har Ghar Jal' certification, a symbol of the realization that every household within the district now has access to safe tap water.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu took the opportunity to commend the dedicated team that has been working tirelessly in the challenging terrains of Arunachal Pradesh. He emphasized their unwavering efforts to overcome geographical obstacles, highlighting the team's commitment to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of East Kameng.
Dated November 27, 2023, the 'Har Ghar Jal' certification for the East Kameng district signifies a remarkable achievement in the fulfillment of the objectives set forth by the Har Ghar Jal Scheme. This scheme, an integral part of the Jal Jeevan Mission initiated by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to provide piped water connections to every household across the country.
The term "Har Ghar Jal," meaning "water in every home," encapsulates the overarching goal of the mission. Since its inception, the scheme has witnessed commendable progress, boasting a remarkable 64% increase in the percentage of households in India gaining access to piped water connections.
The efforts under the 'Har Ghar Jal' scheme extend beyond individual households, encompassing the installation of water connections in rural schools, anganwadis, and community buildings. This holistic approach ensures that the benefits of safe tap water reach every corner of society, contributing significantly to the overall well-being and progress of the community.
The achievement in the East Kameng district is a testament to the success of the broader mission, showcasing the transformative impact of providing clean tap water access. As India strives towards the ambitious goal of water accessibility for every household, this accomplishment stands as a beacon of inspiration for other regions to follow suit.