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JJM Hit 51% Completion Of The Project

JJM Hit 51% Completion Of The Project:

JJM hit 51% completion of the project. From less than 17% of households with a running tap water connection, JJM has enabled reach to more than 34% now in less than 3 years.

  • About 1.4 million soak beds have been constructed in schools and anganwadis to use recycled water in tap connections.
  • Only after the formal resolution by the gram panchayat, with a video recording of the session which has to be uploaded on the portal, can they be counted as a village with Har Ghar Jal.
  • Three states have declared that they have completed the project: Haryana, Telangana and Goa.
  • But there is substantial progress in Punjab, Gujarat and Bihar, which, although it started a year late, has progressed quickly in providing tap water supplies to rural households.

Jal Jeevan Mission:

  • JJM envisages a supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
  • It is under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • It was launched in 2019.
  • Funding is demand-driven.
  • The mission is very strongly focused on Jan bhagidari, or community engagement which is seen as a very important pillar of the project.