Hyderabad (NVI): As many as five southern states and two Union Territories today jointly geared up for success of the Jal Jeevan mission, which aims at providing Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in rural areas by 2024.
Representatives of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,Telangana and UTs of Puduchery and Lakhsdweep huddled together for a review meeting on the Jal Jeevan Mission here and discussed the status, progress and the way forward on various water related schemes.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat emphasized the urgency to start work on Jal Jeevan Mission as the first six months of the mission are critical for its success.
Announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 73rd Independence Day, the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) aims at providing Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in rural areas by 2024. Government of India and State Governments will work in partnership to further this goal. Approximately 14.60 crore rural households of the country will be provided with FHTCs. The provisional cost estimate for this mission is Rs 3.60 lakh Crores.