Lucknow: Children of the schools of Uttar Pradesh will now go from village to village to witness the development works of Jal Jeevan Mission. The Yogi Adityanath government will conduct exposure visits for students studying in council schools through the Jal Gyan Yatra programme.
For this, the Basic Education Department has written a letter to the Basic Education Officers of all the districts, instructing them to provide the authorized list of schools and children to the State Drinking Water and Sanitation Mission office on priority basis.
It is notable that the Jal Gyan Yatra program will be organized by Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department and Basic Education Department. Through this program, students will witness the entire process of ensuring supply of clean drinking water even in rugged areas by Jal Jeevan Mission. For the first time, this is a unique effort by any state in the country, in which school students will be given the smallest details of the entire program, making them part of the state government’s ambitious plan.
10 boys and 10 girls will be selected from each school
On behalf of Director General School Education Vijay Kiran Anand, instructions have been given to all basic education officers that maximum 10-10 students and 2-2 nodal teachers will be selected from each school for the Jal Gyan Yatra programme. Such children will be selected on priority who have participated in the National Innovation Campaign and have been deprived of participation in the educational tour program by them in 2022-23.
While selecting the students for the exposure visit, it should also be kept in mind that both the students get equal opportunity to participate. Apart from this, BSA will be responsible for arrangements like gathering, safety and security, excursion, safe return home of students.
Will be shown STP, water treatment plant
Jal Gyan Yatra program will start in this month. Groups of students will be shown STP, water treatment plant during Jal Gyan Yatra. In the first phase of this free Jal Gyan Yatra, a trip to Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Mahoba and Jhansi will be made. During this visit, competition will also be organized through quizzes in sports and games. The students of the state will get information about the development works under Jal Jeevan Mission’s Har Ghar Jal Yojana through Jal Gyan Yatra.
Children will also see the changing picture of Bundelkhand
Children will also be able to see closely the changing picture of Bundelkhand through Jal Jeevan Mission. The department will soon organize a mega visit to Bundelkhand under the Jal Gyan Yatra programme. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, children will be informed about how despite difficult conditions in rugged areas like Bundelkhand, success has been achieved in ensuring the supply of clean drinking water to every household.
Along with this, five schools each in every district of UP will be identified as education partners so that they can make children aware about water.