Kurukshetra in Haryana becomes 27th Har Ghar Jal district under Jal Jeevan Mission

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New Delhi (NVI): Kurukshetra in Haryana has become the 27th Har Ghar Jal district of the country to ensure tap water supply to every rural home under the Jal Jeevan Mission, an initiative of the Jal Shakti Ministry.

In a tweet, Jal Jeevan Mission stated, “Kurukshetra in Haryana becomes the 27th Har GharJal district of country, i.e. every family in rural area of this district has assured tap water supply in home also ensuring ‘no one is left out’ in any village. Jal Jeevan Mission – Building partnership, changing lives.”

The tweet also shows a graph, according to which, Goa was the first state in the country to provide 100 per cent Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) and became ‘Har Ghar Jal’ state.

Around 27 districts, 458 Blocks, 34,994 Panchayats and 65,627 villages have achieved ‘Har Ghar Jal’, which means every family living in these rural areas is getting assured tap water supply in their homes and ‘no one is left behind’.

According to an official statement, Jal Jeevan Mission has been under implementation since August, 2019, in partnership with the state governments with an aim to provide potable water in adequate quantity and of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis across the country.

In addition to this, a ‘100-Day Campaign’ was launched on October 2, 2020, to provide piped water supply to every school, Anganwadi Centre (AWC) and ashramshala and residential schools for children from tribal communities, the Ministry of Jal Shakti said in a statement.

Under this campaign, potable tap water will not only be available for drinking and cooking mid-day meals, but also for hand washing and running tap water in toilets, it added.

Punjab and Tamil Nadu have become the first states to provide every school with tap water supply and every AWC in Tamil Nadu is also provided with tap water, the Ministry data shows. In last three months, more than 4.4 lakh rural schools and about 3.73 lakh AWCs have started getting potable tap water.

Furthermore, the untiring efforts of states and UTs have also helped Jal Jeevan Mission provide three crore tap water connections since August 2019.

-RJV