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Jal Jeevan Mission on 5 States will be expedited

Jal Jeevan Mission:

It has been decided that in the 5 North-Western States and UTs i.e., Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh, implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission will be expedited.

  • In these 5 states, every rural household will be provided with tap water connections by 2022, instead of by 2024.
  • To enable these States/ UTs to achieve this goal by 2022, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti has approved a Central allocation of Rs. 8,216.25 Crore in 2021-22. This is more than 4 times the allocation to these States/ UTs in 2020-21.
  • With this massive increase in allocation and speed of implementation, these 5 States/UTs are set to achieve ‘Har Ghar Jal’ status by 2022.
  • On 15th August 2019, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi announced Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM) to provide safe piped drinking water to every rural household in the country by 2024.
  • In this period, Goa, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Puducherry have become ‘Har Ghar Jal’ i.e. every rural household in these States/ UTs is having a tap water supply.