The Hindu Editorial Analysis: 4th October 2022

The Hindu Editorial Analysis:

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We all are aware of the importance of reading The Hindu newspaper with the aspect of improving reading ability, easily comprehending paragraphs, getting updated with the current events, improving essay writing and many more. For a banking aspirant it becomes necessary to read editorials for vocabulary. In this article we are going to discuss the points of today’s editorials with practice questions and important vocabs.

Every Drop Counts.

  • The most significant target of the present government is to provide piped water to every rural household by 2024.
  • 53% of the eligible population or 10.2 crore have tap water access ,according to the Jal Jeevan Mission led by the Department of Drinking Water and sanitation.
  • Around 37% rise has been seen from 2019 when the scheme was announced, claimed by the government.
  • The government’s aim is to ensure at least 54 litres per person per day of potable water to every household,only a piped connection is not sufficient,it should be ensured that every household is getting sufficient water on time or not.
  • A recent survey was done by a private agency and it is found that around 62% of the rural households in India had fully functional tap water connections in their households.
  • A recent report of a Parliamentary standing committee on water resources in March stated that around 46% households have fully functional connections of tap water.
  • It is important to see that for the purposes of the survey ,only 3% of the rural households were surveyed by the agency and of that 3% population 62% have connections of tap water.
  • If that numbers are accurate for the overall population then this represents a good rise in potable tap water accessibility and by this the government could achieve its aim by 2024.
  • But the recent surveys which had shown big differences in the states.
  • Tamilnadu,Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry reported that more than 80% of the households have their fully functional tap water connection.
  • But states like Rajasthan, Manipur,Kerala, Maharashtra,Tripura, Mizoram,Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim had reported less than half percent of 80%.
  • A recent survey by a private agency claimed that about 74% of households received water all days of the week and only 7% just once a week and the report also mentions a chlorine contamination problem
  • 94% of water samples are bacteria free but most of the school and anganwadi centres had higher than than the permissible range of chlorine.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted this scheme but with the time and the challenges of labour and materials is somewhere helping the scheme to achieve its goal.
  • The centre and the state should work together to meet the objectives of the scheme and not only to meet election targets because it will help in the Nation’s progress.

Practice Questions:

  • Which states have more than 80% of the fully functional tap water connections?
  • What is the main objective of the Jal Jeevan Mission?
  • Discuss the data given by the recent surveys done by the private agency and parliamentary standing committee.
  • Which states have less percentage of tap water connections?
  • What type of problem is being faced by the anganwadi centres and schools?

Important Vocabs:

  • Disrupt – to stop something which is going on.
  • Contaminate- to add something toxic substances which make something harmful.
  • Accessibility- possible to be reached
  • Pandemic- a disease that spreads overall whole world or the country.

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