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States seek to achieve ‘Har Ghar Jal’ goal ahead of national goal | India News


NEW DELHI: As the Center’s flagship program to provide tap water connections to all rural households in the country has entered its third year of implementation, states and Union Territories (UT) have begun to implement its exercise annual planning in order to meet their respective objectives. ahead of the 2024 national target.
The process that began on April 9 saw the presentation of the annual action plan by two states, Tripura and Sikkim, and two UT, Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir, as on Monday, and the remaining states / UT presented their goals by 28 of April. While Ladakh, J&K and Sikkim to achieve their goals next year, Tripura will meet its goal in 2023.

States seek to achieve 'Har Ghar Jal' goal ahead of national goal | India News

The funds will be delivered by the ‘Jal Shakti’ ministry to the states / UT according to their plans approved under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to provide tap connections to all rural households in the country by 2024.
In addition to the Rs 50 billion budget allocation for JJM, there is also a Rs 26.94 billion secured fund available under the 15th Finance Commission grant for water and sanitation.
Additionally, states / UTs also have the opportunity to receive a performance incentive grant if they have made good physical and financial progress with proper use of funds. In 2020-21, seven states (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh) had received a performance incentive grant of Rs 465 million under the JJM.
At present, more than 7.30 million rural households in India (38% of all rural households) obtain drinking water through taps. In fact, all the families living in 58 districts and more than 87,000 villages in India get clean water through the taps. In fact, more than 4 million rural households have received tap connections since the launch of the JJM in August 2019.
Many states / UT had made fairly good progress on their goals despite the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent closures during 2020-21, and Goa became the first state in the country to provide all rural households with a water supply from the grifo, followed by Telangana and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. during the period.
Under existing targets, Bihar and Puducherry are expected to reach their ‘Har Ghar Jal’ (water supply via tap connection to each rural household) target this year and the remaining states / UTs will meet their targets in 2022 , 2023 and 2024.

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