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Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, J&K, Ladakh will provide tap water connections to every rural household by 2022 | India News

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NEW DELHI: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will provide clean water connections to all rural households by the end of the year, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Saturday.
Rs 50 billion has been allocated in this year’s budget for the Jal Jeevan mission, which aims to provide clean water connections to rural households by 2024.
The ministry, in a statement, said: “It has been decided that in the five northwestern states and UT – Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh – the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission will be accelerated and all rural areas the home will have tap water connections by 2022, instead of 2024. ”
To enable these Union states and territories to achieve this goal by 2022, Jal Shakti’s Ministry has approved a core allocation of Rs 8,216.25 crore in 2021-22, it said.
This is more than four times the allocation to these states and UT in 2020-21.
In Haryana, out of 31.03 lakh households, only 17.67 lakh (57%) had piped water connections prior to the announcement of the Jal Jeevan Mission on August 15, 2019.
Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, tap water connections have been provided to 10.24 lakhs of rural households in 21 months. With this 33 percent increase in tap water connections, now 28.34 lakh (91.32 percent) of rural households in Haryana are receiving tap water supply.
The ministry said that 5,150 villages, 68 blocks and eight districts of the state have full tap water supply and eight more districts have more than 90 percent of houses with running water connection.
Haryana has planned to provide tap water connections to 2.61 lakh households in 2021-22 and to the remaining 1.48 lakh households in 2022-23, it said.
At the time the mission was launched, of the 17.03 lakh households in Himachal Pradesh, only 7.62 Lakh (45%) had a tap water supply. In these 21 months, piped water connections have been provided to 5.45 lakh (32%) of households.
Now, 13.08 lakh (76.7 percent) of rural households in Himachal Pradesh have tap water supply and three districts, 11 blocks and 8,638 villages in the state have become ‘Har Ghar Jal’.
The state plans to provide tap water supply to all rural households in the 18,079 villages by 2022, the ministry said.
In Punjab, only 16.78 lakh (48%) of rural households had tap water supply prior to the start of the mission. In the last 21 months, 9.97 lakhs of rural households received a tap water connection.
With this 28.7 percent increase, 26.75 lakh (77 percent) of rural households in Punjab now get tap water supply. According to the mission, it is planned to provide tap water connections to 8.87 lakh of households in 2021-22.
Of the 18.16 lakh of rural households in Jammu and Kashmir, only 5.75 lakh (31.7%) of households had piped water supply prior to the mission. In these 21 months, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, shutdown and outages, piped water connections have been provided to 4.30 lakh (23.69%) of households.
In Jammu and Kashmir, 10.05 lakh (55.7%) of rural households are supplied with tap water. It has planned to provide tap water connections to 4.91 lakh households in 2021-22 and to 3.27 lakh households in 2022-23, the ministry said.
In the case of Ladakh, only 1,414 (3.2%) households had running water supply before the mission started. Under the JJM, in 21 months running water connections have been provided to 2,760 (6.4%) households.
Despite challenges such as difficult terrain, adverse weather and sparsely located housing, Ladakh has planned to provide tap water connections to 28,788 households in 2021-22 and 11,568 households in 2022-23, the ministry added.



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