The Jal Jeevan Mission's State-level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday (30 December) approved 22 multi-village drinking water supply schemes of Rs 15,381.72 crore to provide tap water connection to more than 1.09 Crore rural population in state, said an official release.
These 22 schemes will benefit 9,240 villages in Rewa, Satna, Sehore, Sidhi, Alirajpur, Badwani, Jabalpur, Panna, Mandla, Sagar, Katni, Dhar, Sheopur, Umaria and Khargone districts.
The SLSSC's approval to these schemes will give a boost to Madhya Pradesh government's plans to provide tap water supply to all rural households by 2023.
All these villages face drinking water problem in summer. It is expected that more than 22 lakhhouseholds living in these9,240 villages will get adequate clean tap water supply for next 30-40 years on regular basis, a Jal Shakti Ministry release said on Thursday.
Under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), there is provision for constitution of State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) for consideration and approval of schemes to be taken up for making provision of tap water supply to rural households.
The SLSSC acts as a State level Committee to consider water supply schemes or projects, and a nominee of the National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), Government of India is a member of the committee.
In 2021-22, Rs 5,117 crore has been allocated to MP, out of which an amount of Rs 2,558 crore has already been released to the state for implementation of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ programme, the release said.
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