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‘Pey Jal Survekshan’—By MoHUA

Published on February 17, 2021
Current Context: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ on a pilot basis.
‘Pey Jal Survekshan’—By MoHUA
  • It was launched under Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban (JJM-U) in 10 Indian cities.
  • The cities are: Bhubaneswar, Agra, Kochi, Madurai, Rohtak, Badlapur, Surat, Tumkur, Churu and Patiala.
  • After the positive response in these cities, the survekshan will be extended to AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) cities.
  • The ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ aims to have a distribution of water and reuse of wastewater.
  • It aims to have qualitatively and quantitatively mapping of water bodies.
  • Under this initiative, data related to drinking water, wastewater management, non-revenue water and condition of three water bodies in the city will be collected through face-to-face interviews with citizens and municipal officials.
  • Also, the water samples will be collected and will be tested in labs to check the quality of water in these cities.
  • The initiative will be monitored through a technology-based platform, which will help to keep a track record of all activities held under this initiative.
  • The total amount of fund allotted for JJM-U is Rs 287000 crore. The GOI will grant the funds in 3 tranches of 20:40:40 upon analyzing results.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (IC): Hardeep Singh Puri

Question: 

Q.1 Which ministry launched ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’ on a pilot basis in 10 Indian cities?
a. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
b. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
c. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
d. Ministry of Jal Shakti
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