Over 6.56 Crore New Tap Water Connections Provided Under Jal Jeevan Mission In Nearly Three Years: Govt
In 35 months, the Jal Jeevan Mission has provided over 6.56 crore new tap water connections to households across the country, an official release said on Friday (15 July).
Over 51 per cent of the rural population in the country are getting potable water, the Jal Shakti Ministry said in a release.
Jal Jeevan Mission was announced from the ramparts of the Red Fort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 August 2019.
Jal Jeevan Mission is implemented in partnership with states/UTs for ensuring tap water supply to every rural household in adequate quantity of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis by 2024, the release said
On 15 August 2019, out of total 18.93 crore rural households, only 3.23 crore (17 per cent) households had access to tap water connection. The remaining 15.70 crore families were dependant on river, well, pond, stand post and spring for their daily water needs.
The JJM is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
The programme also aims to implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
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