Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran
Maharashtra Water Supply and Sewerage Board (MWSSB) was established as per MWSSB Act 1976 for Rapid development and proper regularization of water supply and sewerage services in the State. MWSSB was subsequently named as Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran in 1997.
Principal responsibilities of MJP according to Act are as under:
- Planning, designing and implementation of water supply and sewerage schemes including facilitation for necessary financial provisions,
- As directed by the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), taking over any water supply as well as well sewerage scheme for operation and maintenance,
- To establish service level bench marks for water supply and sewerage sector,
- To extend relevant support, regarding water sector, to GOM as well as Local Self Governments,
- To support GoM to prepare Annual Plan and to establish / modify tariff / tax / cess structure in water sector.
- Implementation of 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments.
- MJP’s role was redefined.
- The water projects became demand responsive, and therefore, role of Local Bodies turned to be crucial.
- MJP decided to undergo an internal re-organization to assimilate the change in its role.
Reorganization of MJP:
- The issue of reorganization was discussed in the 111th meeting of the MJP Board wherein it was decided to reallocate the offices with focused responsibilities.
- Works relevant to O&M, project management consultancy, advanced technology support, execution of urban and rural schemes etc, were segregated and kept under control of specifically designated offices vide MJP’s order dated . 03.11.2011 and other subsequent orders
Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training and Research Academy (MEETRA), Nashik:
Research and training center situated at Nashik was conducting various trainings for MJP and local bodies to build capacities in engineering/administrative aspects. It also conducts trainings in association with Government, UNICEF. To bring change in perspective so as to promote and motivate innovative ideas, NRTC is now converted into MEETRA. It has been designated as Autonomous Institute by Government of Maharashtra on 21.05.2012. Board of Governance and Executive Council are constituted to steer MEETRA.
- MJP is leading organization in water sector having network of 204 offices spread all over in the State.
- 6351 employees including 1549 engineers having water sector experience of not less than 20 years.
- Expertise in all civil engineering structures such as tunnels, bridges, buildings, dams and many more.
- 11000+ rural water supply schemes
- 389 urban water supply schemes and 26 urban sewerage schemes
Memorandum of Understandings:
Memorandum of Understandings for sharing of knowledge were entered with Public Utility Board, Singapore and Ranhills, Malaysia who are the leading organizations in water management. These MoUs enabled MJP to bring into play the advanced technologies especially in the area of leak detection and reduction in Non Revenue Water.