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Jal Shakti Ministry's committee recommends 5 technologies in drinking water, sanitation

New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) Multi-Disciplinary Technical Committee of Ministry of Jal Shakti has recommended five innovative technologies in drinking water and sanitation to provide field level solutions to States and Union Territories.
Among the five innovative technologies out of ten technologies considered by the innovation portal of the Department, three are specifically for drinking water and two are for sanitation,'' the Ministry said in a statement here on Sunday.
The recommendation by the Committee would help the States and UTs so that they can use these technologies depending on their requirement and suitability.
These top technologies were appraised at different levels before consideration and recommendation by the Technical Committee.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti gives primacy to the infusion and deployment of innovative technological solutions to realize the ambitious objective of the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide Functional Household Tap Connection to every rural home by 2024 with speed and scale while tackling the diverse challenges encountered during implementation.
Under the Mission, innovative proposals are sought online for assisting the States/UTs to adopt innovative technologies to deliver drinking water services to rural communities of adequate quantity and prescribed quality.
Various challenges being faced during implementation of the Mission include variations in regional endowment of water resources and levels of service provision, water quality challenges, convergence with sanitation sector and dealing with grey water/ sludge issues, etc.
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