About 2.55 crore rural households have been provided tap connections since the launch of Jal Jeevan Mission in August last year.
At the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission in August last year, about 3.23 crore households out of a total 18.93 crore rural households had tap water supply.
Goa had become the first state in the country to provide tap water connections to all rural households of the state.
Jal Shakti Ministry organised a virtual conference today with all states and UTs Ministers in charge of rural water supply to review the progress made under the flagship programme.
The video conference was chaired by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
Chief Ministers of Haryana and Tripura attended the meeting.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Shekhawat complimented the states and UTs for their efforts to provide tap water connection during the pandemic.
He expressed hope that all states will make all out efforts for Har Ghar Jal.
The goal is to enable every rural hosuehold to get assured supply of potable piped water at a service level of 55 litre per capita per day regularly on long term basis.
The total outlay of the Mission is Rs. 3.60 lakh crore, out of which Central share is Rs. 2.08 lakh crore.
Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch
The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism