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Two lakh 87 thousand crore rupees outlay proposed for Jal Jeevan Mission (URBAN) in Budget

The Jal Jeevan Mission (URBAN) has been designed to provide universal coverage of water supply to all households through functional taps in all four thousand 378 statutory towns. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced this mission, during her Budget speech. Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that the estimated gap in urban household tap connections is around two crore 68 lakh, which is proposed to be covered under Jal Jeevan Mission (URBAN). The mission will promote circular economy of water through development of a city water balance plan for each city focusing on recycling and reuse of treated sewage, rejuvenation of water bodies and water conservation. The Ministry said, 20 per cent of water demand to be met by reused water with development of institutional mechanisms. The total outlay proposed for Jal Jeevan Mission (URBAN) is two lakh 87 thousand crore rupees.

 

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