Grand ICT Challenge under Jal Jeevan Mission

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News: Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY) in partnership with National Jal Jeevan Mission(NJJM) has developed a ‘Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system’ via an ICT Grand Challenge.

Facts:

  • Aim: To conduct an ICT Grand Challenge which will bring innovative, modular and cost effective solutions to develop a “Smart water supply measurement and monitoring system” to be deployed at the village / semi-rural / semi-urban levels.The system would collect and facilitate centralised monitoring of data. 

Additional Facts:

  • Jal Jeevan Mission: It aims to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India. 
    • The mission will be based on a community approach to water and will include extensive Information, Education and communication as a key component of the mission.