Nearly 90000 rural households in Meghalaya provided with tap water connection under JJM
Meghalaya presented its Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) Annual Action Plan and the State plans to become ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State by 2022, on Tuesday, April 27.
Jal Jeevan Mission, a Central Government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access to piped water for every household in India.
The mission's goal is to provide to all households in rural India safe and adequate water through individual household tap connections by 2024.
As per the details provided by the Government of Meghalaya, the total number of households (HHs) in rural areas with tap water connections as of August 15, 2019, stands at 4550 (0.77 per cent).
The total number of households with tap water connections as of date is 93,839 (15.91 per cent).
Meghalaya State has 5.89 lakh rural households, out of which tap connections are provided to 89,289 (15.14 per cent) households in 531 villages since the launch of the Mission on August 15, 2019.
In January this year, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced the approval of Rs.43,73.04 lakh to implement the Jal Jeevan Mission in the state.
Under JJM, during 2021-2022, Meghalaya is likely to get about Rs 350 crore central funds.
The State plans to achieve the target of ‘Har Ghar Jal’ by December 2022.
In 2020-21, Meghalaya was amongst the seven states which received a performance incentive grant under the JJM.
The other six states include Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gujarat, Manipur and Himachal Pradesh.
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