Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 19
The Union Jal Shakti Ministry has roped in Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to bolster the implementation of its Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
This is to develop and inject technological intervention for monitoring the implementation and sustenance of the JJM.
The JJM goals to offer piped water connection to each rural family by 2024.
The homing in on technological options is to take care of future challenges regarding provides within the piped water connections to the households, and useful facet of the infrastructure (the community of pipes) laid down below the JJM.
To this impact, the National Jal Jeevan Mission of the Jal Shakti Ministry and MeitY has launched, “ICT Grand Challenge”.
Conjoining efforts of the 2 Ministries can be in keeping with Centre’s thrust on the convergence of sources of Ministries and departments involved concerning JJM’s implementation.
The ICT grand problem is a platform to create progressive, modular, and cost-effective answer to develop a “Smart Water Supply Measurement and Monitoring System” to be deployed in on the village stage.
Its focus is on service supply on the family stage with the over-riding objective of water provide commonly in sufficient amount and of prescribed high quality.
“This necessitates the use of modern technology in systematic monitoring of the programme and to capture service delivery data automatically for ensuring the quality of services,” mentioned an official of Jal Shakti Ministry official.
“Digitisation of water supply infrastructure will help anticipate and address future challenges.”
The nation’s sprawling geography punctuated with numerous climatic zones, and variegated and shifting terrain like mountain and deserts current an enormous problem if conserving useful Nd sustainable features of the Mission.
The platform can be inviting proposals from Indian tech start-ups, MSMEs and home firms.
This grand problem seeks to harness the colourful info know-how eco-systems of India for creating good rural water provide eco-system to measure and monitor the service supply of the water provide in rural areas.
The platform will present assist on the ideation stage, prototype growth stage, deployment stage.
Selected options from the candidates may be carried out at 100 villages on a pilot mission foundation.
The profitable builders can be given a possibility to affix the MeitY supported incubator or CoEs for additional nurturing of their answer.