Andaman and Nicobar Islands declared as India's first ‘Swachh Sujal Pradesh’

Andaman and Nicobar Islands declared as India's first ‘Swachh Sujal Pradesh’

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Category : National Published on: September 21 2022

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  • Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has declared Andaman and Nicobar Islands as India's first Swachh Sujal Pradesh.
  • Now, all villages of Andaman and Nicobar Island have been certified as Har Ghar Jal and verified as open defecation free - ODF plus.
  • Safe and secure drinking water supply and its management is a crucial aspect of the Sujal and Swachh.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Island which is remotely located from the mainland has become a source of inspiration for the rest of the states and Union Territories of India.
  • On World Water Day, 22 March 2021, Andaman and Nicobar Islands were declared to have achieved 100% coverage of rural households with tap water connection. It became the third State/UT in the country to achieve 100% coverage of rural households with tap water supply after Goa and Telangana.
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