WHO Report on ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Program

WHO Report on ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Program estimates that ensuring safely managed drinking water for all households in the country could avert nearly 400,000 deaths caused by diarrheal diseases and prevent approximately 14 million Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) related to these diseases.

WHO Report on ‘Har Ghar Jal’ Program

  • Published in – June, 2023
  • Objective Study of Har Ghar Jal’ Program

Key Points

  • The analysis focuses on diarrheic diseases as it accounts for majority of WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) attributable disease burden.
  • There has been an increase in rural tap water connections from 16.64% in 2019 to 62.84% in a span of 41 months. In 2023 so far, on average, one tap connection has been provided every second.
  • The report reveals that in 2018, 36% of India’s total population, including 44% of the rural population, lacked access to improved drinking-water sources on their premises.
  • Five states viz; Gujarat, Telangana, Goa, Haryana, and Punjab and 3 Union Territories – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Daman Diu & Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry have reported 100% coverage. Himachal Pradesh at 98.87%, followed by Bihar at 96.30%, are also poised to achieve saturation in near future.
Jal Jeevan Mission – Har Ghar Jal

  • Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2019, with the aim to provide tap water supply to every rural home by 2024,