Secretary in Jal Shakti Ministry Pankaj Kumar has said that Budget outlay for the Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation increased to 9 thousand 22 crore rupees in Financial Year 2021-22 from 7 thousand 262 crore rupees of last year.
Addressing the media in New Delhi, Mr Kumar said, an amount of 330 crore rupees has been kept for Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) in this budget. He also informed that over 9 thousand 994 crore rupees has been allocated for Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBM-G) and 15th Finance Commission grants to Rural Local Bodies for sanitation is 13 thousand 470 crore rupees for 2021-22. He said, the budgetary allocation for Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has increased significantly to about 50 thousand 11 crore rupees in 2021-22 along with 15th Finance Commission tied grants of 36 thousand 22 crore rupees available to water and sanitation in 2021-22.
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