Marking a serious milestone, one lakh villages and over 50,000 gram panchayats have faucet water connections underneath the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Jal Shakti Ministry stated on Wednesday.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, the Jal Jeevan Mission offered 4.49 crore faucet water connections throughout 23 months and in addition made 50,000 gram panchayats ”Har Ghar Jal” by offering faucet water provide to each family in these panchayats, the ministry stated .
“The Jal Jeevan Mission, working with pace and scale, has right now achieved a milestone of offering faucet water provide to each family in 1 lakh villages throughout India, in a brief interval of 23 months,” the ministry stated.
Launched on August 15, 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the JJM goals to offer faucet water connections to all rural households. The Center has allotted a whopping Rs 50,000 crore for this mega scheme.
At the launch of this bold programme, out of 18.94 crore rural households within the nation, solely 3.23 crore (17 per cent) had faucet water connections.
Tap water provide has reached 7.72 crore (40.77 per cent) households. Goa, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry have achieved 100 per cent faucet water provide in rural areas.
“At current, 71 districts, 824 blocks, 50,309 gram panchayats and 1,00,275 villages have achieved the goal of “Har Ghar Jal”,” the ministry added.
During the final 23 months, faucet water provide has elevated four-fold from 7 per cent to 33 per cent in 117 aspirational districts.
Similarly, greater than 97 lakh households have been supplied with faucet water provide in 61 districts affected by Japanese Encephalitis- Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (JE-IES).
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