New Delhi: Emphasizing the welfare of women in the state, the Yogi-led BJP government through the door-to-door tap water supply under the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme has been working to empower them and reduce their drudgery.
On the lines of the Ujjwala Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2016, the Yogi Adityanath government in the state has flung into action to further give pace to the implementation of the Har Ghar Nal scheme to bring relief to the parched homes. Aimed at improving the implementation of the Har Ghar Nal scheme, in pursuance of the directives issued by the Chief Minister, the real-time monitoring and the progress of the scheme will be done at fixed regular intervals.
Through dozens of women-centric schemes implemented by the central-state governments, not only the self-reliance and economical empowerment of women are being ensured, but also their decades-long struggles are gradually coming to an end.
Over one crore population in rural areas to get benefits
After being reviewed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has intensified the work of provision of piped water through Har Ghar Jal Yojana in about 43,909 villages of the state, including areas in Bundelkhand and Vindhya under Jal Jeevan Mission on a war footing. As a result of the monitoring being done by the Chief Minister, so far as many as 40,86,991 functional household tap connections (FHTC) have been given in the state.
Women getting employment
According to the Ministry of Jal Shakti, employment opportunities in large numbers are also being provided to the rural women under the Har Ghar Nal Yojana. Under the scheme, a target has been set to provide employment to more than 1.5 crore people in rural areas. Till August 4, more than 1.85 lakh women in the state have completed their water-testing training.
Moreover, the trained women have completed the testing of more than 10 lakh water samples. In addition, about 4.57 lakh women have to be trained to test water samples. Along with this, 7,56,522 jobs are being created directly in the state through the scheme, under which plumbers, fitters, operators, and security guards will be hired on a contract basis. Free of cost training will also be given to the people before the hiring.
– Scheme in more than 43,000 villages
– More than 40 lakh FHTC connections have been given so far
– More than 1.5 crores of rural population will benefit
– Over 1.85 lakh rural women completed water-testing training