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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS                                            JJM, including playing an important role at various

                                                                                         stages of  programme implementation.  Further,
                             •  Initialising collaborations with the state governments
                                                                                         monitoring indicators were designed to learn progress
                               of Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh,
                                                                                         and impact of this gender-balanced approach.
                               Maharashtra, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh,
                               Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Punjab, Mizoram, and
                                                                                       •  Piloting Internet of Things (IoT) in rural settings, given
                               Nagaland for the implementation of community-
                                                                                         that the changing IT landscape can help fulfil the
                               centric safe drinking water programmes under the
                                                                                         aspiration of implementing ‘Smart Water Management’
                               scope of the centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). This
                                                                                         in rural  India.  More  than  20  villages  across  diverse
                               ambitious programme promises to provide safe,
                                                                                         remote geographical regions were selected and
                               assured, and adequate drinking water to all rural
                                                                                         sensor-based systems were  deployed for providing
                               households across India by 2024. The Trusts’ Tata
                                                                                         information about the quantity of water supplied to
                               Water Mission will endeavour to cover  over 3,500
                                                                                         each household, data on quality parameters, such
                               villages across 32 districts, benefiting more than
                                                                                         as residual chlorine, groundwater table, pressure
                               1.25  million  individuals  (250,000  households)
                                                                                         of water supply at tail-end households, etc. on a
                               over a three-year period.
                                                                                           real-time basis. The information has been put up
                                                                                                     in the public domain to promote
                             •  Building sectoral capabilities through
                                                                                                            transparency and accountability
                               training   and    capacity    building
                                                                                                            and more importantly, ensure
                               interventions for project  teams.  Over
                                                                                                            that users are provided the
                               300  personnel  from  the  Trusts
                                                                                                    necessary  information  to  resolve  the
                               and     associate   organisations
                                                                                                     ground challenges posed to safe and
                               engaged  in the  JJM programme
                                                                                                     assured drinking water on an equitable
                               were trained on the
                                                                                                          basis for all households.
                               planning, implementation

                               and  operation, and maintenance
                                                                                                 • Enhancing work on springsheds as part of
                               aspects of the project. Key thrust areas
                                                                                                 the Water Security Programme of TWM in
                               included mobilisation of the community
                                                                                             Nagaland, Mizoram and Uttarakhand. In the
                               through a participatory approach to develop
                                                                                         north-east, 106  springs were revived in 96 villages
                               strong village action plans at the village level,
                                                                                         leading to an increase in spring discharge and
                               monitoring and surveillance of water quality, and the
                                                                                         improved water quality. Notably, there was an increase
                               development of water security plans to ensure
                                                                                         in the number of months of water available in 65% of
                               year-round water availability, along with improved
                                                                                         the  springs   treated.  Springshed  management
                               service delivery.
                                                                                         interventions were also undertaken in Uttarakhand and
                                                                                         their impact measured.
                             •  Developing a comprehensive gender strategy and
                               operational plan to enhance women’s engagement in

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