With all properties in Puducherry gaining access to clear water underneath the Centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission, the UT is now placing its efforts behind bettering sanitation
The clear streets of Puducherry; Photograph by Biplov Bhuyan/ Getty Pictures
For the Puducherry administration and its residents, cleanliness is subsequent to godliness. No effort is spared to make sure that the Union territory is saved clear and secure. All households use clear gas for cooking. One other uncommon distinction is that every one faculties have bogs for ladies.
The UT, underneath the Union authorities’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, has been capable of present all properties with a faucet connection and entry to wash water. Puducherry is planning to get NABL accreditation/ recognition for its water high quality testing laboratories and to take up testing of all ingesting water sources on a mission mode. Additionally it is planning the efficient remedy and reuse of gray water popping out of properties and is actively working in the direction of water supply sustainability. Regardless of the administration’s efforts, the UT remains to be not fully open defecation free and is a laggard in stable waste administration. The best problem being that the 4 areas that make up the UT—Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe—are geographically separated from one another.
Other than this, Puducherry has been persistently working in the direction of the de-silting of ponds and rejuvenation of its native water our bodies, which is essential for ingesting water provide schemes. It has 84 irrigation tanks and over 500 ponds, which collectively function the lifelines of groundwater recharging techniques, ingesting water and agriculture.