Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Himachal Pradesh plans to provide over 2 lakh tap water connections across State

Himachal Pradesh has planned to provide over two lakh tap water connections across the State. Jal Shakti Ministry said that Himachal Pradesh government has also reiterated its commitment to achieve Har Ghar Jal target by July next year. The State on Sunday presented their Jal Jeevan Mission Annual Action Plan for the current financial year before the national committee chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti through video conference.

Himachal Pradesh has over 17 lakh rural households, out of which around 76 per cent have assured tap water supply. The Ministry said, since the announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission in August, 2019, over five lakh tap water connections has been provided and so far eight thousand 458 villages in the State have been declared Har Ghar Jal. The Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme of the Central Government being implemented in partnership with the States with the objective to provide tap water connection in every rural household by 2024.

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