Imphal: The exposure visits of women SHGs members to water treatment plants under “Jal Diwali”, a unique initiative of ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under “Water for women, Women for water campaign” was flagged off on Thursday by MAHUD, RD & PR minister Y. Khemchand Singh at City Convention Centre, Palace Compound, Imphal East.
Such an exposure visit to the water treatment plant was organised with an aim to give awareness to the women that they should use water judiciously. Due to climatic change, people are facing the impact of water scarcity. In this crucial juncture, the understanding of water management has become extremely necessary. Since women of the household play a very vital role in water management at micro level, empowering them with the knowledge of the processing of water treatment plants and machineries will help in using water sensibly and in proper manner, the minister said.
“Jal Diwali”, a campaign from 7th to 9th November, is a unique initiative taken up by Government of India under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation and National Urban Livelihood Mission. Under this campaign, members of women Self Help Groups are taken for a tour to water treatment plants for first-hand knowledge about the functioning of the plant and the processes involved in delivering clean and safe water to the cities.
Thirty women members of SHGs took part in the exposure visit.