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Jal Jeevan Mission Provided Tap Water To 9 Cr Rural Homes: Centre

Meanwhile, in 2021-22, Rs 26,940 crore has been allocated to states as the 15th Finance Commission tied grants for water and sanitation to Rural Local Bodies/ PRIs. There is assured funding of Rs 1,42,084 crore for the next five years i.e. up to 2025-26.

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The Ministry of Jal Shakti on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government through the Jal Jeevan Mission has provided tap water supply to more than 5.77 crore in the last two and half years to rural households. 

As a result, 9 crore rural households in the country are enjoying the benefits of clean tap water supply, the ministry said in a statement. 

In Goa, Haryana, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, every rural household has a tap water supply. Many more States like Punjab (99 per cent), Himachal Pradesh (92.4 per cent), Gujarat (92 per cent) and Bihar (90 per cent) are on the verge of becoming ‘Har Ghar Jal’ in 2022, the ministry added. 

To achieve the mammoth task of providing tap water supply to every rural household in a span of five years, Rs 3.60 lakh crore has been allocated. Rs 60,000 crore has been allocated to ‘Har Ghar Jal’ in Union Budget 2022-23 to provide tap water to 3.8 crore households, according to the ministry. 

Meanwhile, in 2021-22, Rs 26,940 crore has been allocated to states as the 15th Finance Commission tied grants for water and sanitation to Rural Local Bodies/ PRIs. There is assured funding of Rs 1,42,084 crore for the next five years i.e. up to 2025-26. 


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