Medilytix Bureau:

The Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will be chairing a Regional Conference of Ministers from 6 States and 2 Union Territories to review the progress made under Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen. The conference will be held at Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru on 5th March, 2022.

Smt. Vini Mahajan, Secretary, Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, GoI will set the agenda for the conference which will focus on important issues pertaining to implementation of both the programmes. There are many regions in Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka where ground water level is fast depleting due to excess extraction not just for drinking and household needs but also for irrigation, construction and industrial purposes. Similarly, in coastal areas of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka there is a challenge of providing clean tap water to every rural household.

Shri Arun Baroka, AS & MD (JJM & SBM(G)) will be making a detailed presentation on achievements made, challenges encountered and way forward. He will share the concerns of the Ministry and propose possible solutions.

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