Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) was constituted in 1997 under the Maharashtra Water Supply and Sewerage Board for rapid development and proper regulation of Water Supply and Sewerage services in the State of Maharashtra. MJP with Central Office in Mumbai has field offices in the entire State and accounts for more than 8000 employees.
The primary objective of MJP is to promote potable water supply and satisfactory sanitation facilities so as to achieve and maintain clean environment. MJP activities cover the following aspects:
- Planning, investigation, designing, execution of municipal water supply and sewerage systems.
- Planning, designing and execution of rural piped water supply systems sponsored by the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra.
- Execution of water supply and sewerage systems on behalf of the Government of India.
- Maintenance of water supply and sewerage schemes owned by MJP.
- Giving technical advice to municipal councils for works carried out by them.
- Low Cost Sanitation Schemes on behalf of the state government and municipal councils.
MJP will be an important partner in order to ensure the enabling institutional environment for the project. Thus, they play an important role within WP4 (CoP) and will be leader of task 4.4 (align the NaWaTech activities with existing water and urban plans and initiatives). They will also be the main responsibles for the identification of potential sites for the implementation of the NaWaTech parks (task 3.1). Moreover, MJP will be responsible for integrating governmental engineers in the NaWaTech training approach. They will also contribute to the community of practice (WP4) in order to ensure the knowledge transfer from academia to the decision-maker level.
MJP has been previously engaged in training activities under the Asia Pro Eco “Ecosan Capacity” project.