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National conference on JJM and SBM-G concluded in Lucknow

Utkarsh Classes 19-02-2024
National conference on JJM and SBM-G concluded in Lucknow Summit and Conference 4 min read

The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation organized a National Conference on Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G) on 16-17 February 2024 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Objective of the conference:

  • The conference brought together stakeholders from States/UTs to ensure 'an integrated approach towards sustainable solutions in the rural WASH sector'.
  • The conference focused on key themes such as innovation, collaboration, sustainability and O&M.
  • The conference served as a crucial platform for in-depth discussions on rural drinking water and sanitation issues.
  • Participants shared best practices, strategized collaborative planning and discussed new approaches to rural sanitation.
  • The highlight of the second day of the conference on 17 February was on the activities of the SBM-G program and achievements of the States/UTs. The agenda was carefully drafted to allow for interactive discussions, meaningful ideas and learning.
  • It included case studies and innovative best practices for the LWM scheme in thematic sessions on maintaining ODF status. This mainly included -
    • Sewage Sludge Management
    • Gray Water Management
    • Digitalization
    • Liquid Waste Management (LWM)
    • Plastic Waste Management (PWM)
    • Solid Waste Management (SWM)
    • Menstrual Waste Management and Innovative Technologies was organized.
  • The conference offered a closer look at each state's initiatives and progress, allowing for discussion of replication and sustainability.

Presentation of various states in the conference:

  • This included a session on Kerala's MWM initiative through Clean Kerala Company,
  • Tamil Nadu's experience of bituminous road construction using plastic under PMGSY
  • The presentation of CEE which provided scope for recycling and forward linkage in the existing PWM sector was also a highlight here.
    • Cleanliness Revolution of Uttar Pradesh,
    • Toilet Clinic of Bihar,
    • Sampooran Swachhata of Karnataka through (PARIHARA) avoidance and sanitation and
    • Mizoram's effort showed how they made SBM successful through people's movement.
    • Capacity building and some state experiences shared under IEC were also included.

About Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM):

  • JJM was started in the year 2019. JJM comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • JJM envisages supply of 55 liters of water per person per day to every rural household through functional household tap connections by the year 2024.
  • JJM wants to become a mass movement for drinking water, making it everyone's priority.

About Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin (SBM-G):

  • SBM-G launched: 2014
  • It was launched by the Jal Shakti Ministry to accelerate efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and focus on sanitation.
  • It was implemented as a nationwide campaign/mass movement aimed at eliminating open defecation in rural areas.



Answer: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Answer: 2019

Answer: 55 liters of water will be supplied.

Answer: 2014
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