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IAS Officer, Mission Director
Jal Jeevan Mission
Government of Maharashtra
R. Vimala is a seasoned public administrator with over 29 years of experience in various departments of the government and has contributed significantly to public welfare schemes. As the Chief Executive Officer of Maharashtra State Livelihoods Mission, she has been instrumental in creating more than 4.8 lakh self-help groups, associating with over 50 lakh families and generating sustainable livelihoods for over 18 lakh households. Her focus has been on working in cognizance with Sustainable Development Goals, specifically health, nutrition and sanitation. She propagates, Dasha Sutri, ten cardinal principles related to management of self-help groups which include regular meetings, savings, internal lending, repayment of loans, writing books of accounts leading to sustainable livelihoods. Currently working as Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Government of Maharashtra she is spearheading the Government of India’s ambitious programme of Har Ghar Jal, pure drinking water in rural homes.