40 lakh households get tap water connections since April

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New Delhi (NVI): Under the Central Government’s Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), 40 lakh households have been provided with tap water connections since April, thus improving the quality of life of people in the rural areas, according to the Jal Shakti Ministry.

Most of this work was done since the start of June.

Right now, connections are being given to 1 lakh households on a daily basis, it said.

The Ministry said that ever since the JJM was announced on August 15 last year, tap connections have been installed in more than 84 lakh households.

Jal Jeevan Mission — a centrally-sponsored project aims to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an appeal to make water everyone’s business – a Jan Andolan.

The Centre has laid thrust on peoples’ participation in JJM, and in the efforts to boost the country’s water resource capacity and its management.

The Ministry said more than Rs 8,000 crore central funds were made available to the states and Union Territories for these three months from April to June to implement the mission.

When the whole country is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Government is making all efforts for provision of safe drinking water in rural areas by providing tap connections, the ministry says.

The Mission is working closely with the States to accomplish the task Har Ghar Jal, in mission mode and time-bound manner.

Through this mission, the government intends to ensure the rural communities are safe, by providing the poor and marginalized sections of the society water supply through tap connections inside their house premises.

Government is working on this mission to improve the ease of living and quality of life of the people.

-CHK