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Ease of Living Index aimed at providing a holistic view of Indian cities - beginning from the services provided by local bodies, the effectiveness of the administration, the outcomes generated through these services in terms of the liveability within cities, and, finally, the citizen perception of these outcomes.

India needs a whopping USD 2.64 trillion investment to meet the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs), offering the private sector an investment opportunity of over USD 1.12 trillion by 2030, according to a report.

The Prime Minister released the operational guidelines for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). According to the government data, of the 179 million rural households in the country, 81.7 per cent are yet to have water tap connections.

The government had approved Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in August 2019, to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024. These pperational Guidelines released by the Prime Minister will help various functionaries involved in the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission.

The Centre’s most recent flagship scheme - Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide drinking water to 14.6 crore rural households- is set to be operationalized with Prime Minister Modi to release the Operational Guidelines.

The Centre’s most recent flagship scheme - Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide drinking water to 14.6 crore rural households- is set to be operationalized with Prime Minister Modi to release the Operational Guidelines.

As Asia rapidly urbanizes, providing water and sanitation services has become problematic. Most developing country governments in the region cannot deliver the required services themselves, and the private sector is reluctant to invest due to the risks and low returns, especially for sanitation.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water Supply in Drought Affected Areas, 21/11/2019.

Nepal has 2.7% of the earth’s freshwater, yet the people of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most developed region, struggle with scarce water supply. Rapid urbanization, overpopulation, and overexploitation of groundwater reserves have led to water scarcity in the Kathmandu Valley.

Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is the region with the lowest percentage of households with coverage to at least basic water of all regions and also lags behind basic sanitation coverage.

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