Assam has planned to provide more than 20 lakh tap water connections in this financial year under Jal Jeevan Mission. Jal Shakti Ministry said, Assam government 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.
Assam has more than 63 lakh rural households, out of which 10.75 per cent are getting tap water supply. The State has planned to achieve total saturation by the year 2024. The Ministry said, last year, Assam had provided four lakh 76 thousand tap connections in rural areas. Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of the central government, which aims to provide piped tap water in every rural household by 2024.