“Each and every household in India will have access to safe and clean drinking water by 2024 under the Jal Jeewan Mission,” said Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
He was talking at an event, “Water Impact Initiative and Ambassadors’ Dialogue with Minister of Jal Shakti” in the presence of ambassadors and diplomats from various countries.
“You would have heard in the media that the Government of India has launched the Jal Jeewan Mission which aims to invest nearly Rs. 3.5 lakh crore over the next few years to bring access to drinking water to all households by the year 2024,” said Shekhawat.
“Water is not only a strategic goal but also a matter of human rights and requires a collective effort by all countries if the 2030 SDG agenda is to be met,” said Argentina Ambassador Daniel Chuburu.
The Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu opinioned that Australia has a deep commitment to working with India on the Jal Shakti Abhiyan.
The German Ambassador to India, Walter Lindner referred Germany’s valuable contribution in the ‘Namami Gange’ programme by supporting the Ganga Quest, Ganga Box, Rain Water Harvesting etc.
They also discussed the river cleaning initiative in their countries and the benefits of ‘twinning’ with these efforts.