Monday, July 26, 2021

Centre allocates Rs 2,479 crore grant to Jharkhand under Jal Jeevan Mission

Centre has Allocated two thousand four hundred seventy nine Crore rupees grant to Jharkhand under Jal Jeevan Mission. With Four-Fold Increase In Allocation, Central Government Pushes For Speedy Provision Of Tap Water Connection To Every Household In Jharkhand. Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has assured full assistance to the State for making provision of tap water supply in every rural home by 2024. In Jharkhand, out of 58.95 lakh households in 29,752 villages only 7.72 lakh households have been provided with tap water connections.

In August 2019, at the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, only 3.45 lakh households had tap water supply. In 22 months, 4.27 lakh households in the State have been provided tap water connections. AIR correspondent reports that, however, in comparison to the national average of 23 per cent increase in providing tap water supply in Jharkhand is very slow.

In the year 2020-21 only 2.99 lakh tap water connections were provided in the State. In 2020-21, 572.24 Crore rupees Central grant was available with the State but it could draw only 143.06 Crores only and surrendered 429.18 Crores meant for tap water supply in rural areas of the State.

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