Provision of Potable Drinking Water in Mountains through participatory Springshed Management

In accordance with Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision for an integrated approach in the water sector and an overall water secure nation, the Government of India has recently restructured and subsumed the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) into the Jal Jeevn Mission (JJM) to provide Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to every rural household by 2024. To this end, springs play a key role in the context of the mountain region of India to provide the service level of 55 litres per capita per day (lpcd) required under the JJM.