UP government to set up water treatment plants in 28041 schools of 14 districts

UP Government

As part of its mission to provide pure and safe drinking water to children in order to protect them from diseases, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up water treatment plants based on ultra-filtration technology in as many as 28,041 schools spread over 14 districts of the state initially under Chief Minister’s RO Drinking Water Scheme. The government plans to set up similar plants all over the state later on to ensure provision of clean drinking water in all the schools.

The main objective behind the Yogi Government’s move to set up water treatment plants in schools is to ensure protection of school children from all diseases caused by contaminated water. Provision of safe drinking water will also go a long way in the prevention of communicable diseases.

It is worth mentioning here that the UP government has increased the budgetary provision under the Jal Jeevan Mission from Rs 15,000 crore in the financial year 2021-22 to 19,500 crore in 2022-23 and aims at providing clean tap water to every household in the state by the year 2024.

CM Yogi Adityanath has been working continuously since his last tenure as CM of the state to provide safe drinking water to all in the state and has done commendable work in this regard in the Bundlekhand region, which has been battling with water crisis for several decades. The state government has always reiterated his commitment to the well-being of children and has taken several initiatives in this regard since he took over as CM of the state for the first time in 2017.

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The government launched ‘Operation Kayakalp’ way back in 2019 to equip 30,000 secondary schools with smart classrooms, playgrounds, toilets, libraries, computer laboratories, art rooms, and other modern facilities. The initiative also aimed to make pure drinking water available to children in schools.