Centre Working to Guarantee Faucet Water Connection for Each Family by 2024, Says Union Minister Shekhawat

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Union minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat stated underneath the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities is working to make sure that each family within the nation has a piped water connection by 2024. Shekhawat was chatting with reporters right here late on Saturday evening as he arrived on a day-long go to to the district.

“When PM Modi introduced the Jal Jeevan Mission on August 15, 2019, solely 3,29,00,000 households out of 19 crore had faucet water connections. Moms and sisters in 83 per cent of the households needed to fetch water,” the minister stated.

“5 crore faucet water connections have been supplied to households throughout states for the reason that mission commenced in December 2019. The determine will quickly cross eight crore,” he stated.

As many as 1,10,000 villages have achieved 100 per cent success in offering faucet connections to households, Shekhawat stated. Telangana, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh have achieved 80 per cent to 100 per cent of their targets underneath the Jal Jeevan Mission, he stated.

Sadly, some states are lagging behind and Rajasthan is one in every of them, he added. Shekhawat stated he just lately presided over a overview assembly with Rajasthan authorities officers and located that solely 10 per cent of the work underneath the mission had been accomplished.

The central authorities had authorised a venture to offer 83 lakh faucet water connections and had additionally sanctioned a funds accordingly. Nonetheless, the Rajasthan authorities has issued work orders for less than eight lakh connections to this point.

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