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Goa become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State – Current Affairs

Goa has earned itself the unique distinction of becoming first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State in the country as it 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, Shri 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.

To strengthen the water testing facilities, the State is in process of getting 14 water quality testing laboratories that will be NABL accredited. Jal Jeevan Mission mandates 5 persons in very village especially women to be trained in using Field Test Kits, so that water can be tested in the villages.

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