Why is it in the news?
- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched Jal Diwali-Women for Water, Water for Women Campaign.
- It was implemented under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in partnership with the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM).
- Phase I involves participation from all States/UTs except for Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana.
More about the Campaign
- Objectives include providing knowledge about water treatment processes through visits to Water Treatment Plants, insight into water quality testing protocols, and ensuring quality water delivery.
- Aims to instil a sense of ownership and belonging among women towards water infrastructure.
- Recognizes the role of women in water governance, including collecting and managing water for domestic purposes, ensuring hygiene and sanitary conditions, and utilizing traditional knowledge about water resources.
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
- Launched by MoHUA in 2015.
- Focuses on developing basic infrastructure in water supply, stormwater drainage, green spaces, and parks in 500 cities and towns.
- AMRUT 2.0 (2021-22 to 2025-26) aims to provide universal coverage of water supply with functional taps in all households.
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM)
- A centrally sponsored scheme launched by MoHUA in 2013.
- Aims to reduce poverty and vulnerability among urban poor households.
- Enables them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities.