Monday, June 21, 2021

Gujarat govt to provide ten lakh tap water connections in this financial year under JJM

Gujarat has planned to provide ten lakh tap water connections in this financial year under Jal Jeevan Mission.

Jal Shakti Ministry said, Gujarat government today presented their Annual Action Plan for 2021-22 to the national committee chaired by the Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation through video conference.

The Ministry said, during the presentation, Gujarat reiterated the commitment to achieve Har Ghar Jal target by 2022-23.

The State has over 93 lakh rural households, out of which over 83 per cent have tap water supply.

Jal Shakti Ministry, 12 lakh tap water connections have been provided in rural households in Gujarat in the last one and half year under Jal Jeevan Mission.

The Ministry said, So far, five districts and more than eight thousand villages in Gujarat have been declared Har Ghar Jal.

Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of the central government, which aims to provide piped tap water in every rural household by 2024.

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