Technical and Expert Committee Report on measurement and monitoring of water service delivery in rural areas

The operational guidelines for the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission released by the Ministry of Jal Shakti – Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) in December 2019 mandate the use of sensors for monitoring water level discharge, water quantity and quality, and automate motor operation and pressure management in the water distribution system. The guidelines recommend the use of IoT for capturing and transmitting the above data captured from the sensors by using suitable networks for analytics and decision making for the O&M of the scheme. In the above backdrop the DDWS set up an expert committee vide its order dated 24th August 2020, with the following mandate - to study ways of capturing the data on the quality, quantity, and regularity of water supply; to recommend the solution design; ) to define standards and protocols; to develop governance framework and implementation plan; and to prepare a roll out plan of the selected solution.