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Will provide piped drinking water to every rural household by 2022 under JJM: Punjab to Centre

Ravi S Singh

Press Reporter News Service

New Delhi, April 24

The Punjab authorities has dedicated to Centre to supply piped ingesting water each rural family within the state by 2022 beneath Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), forward of the nationwide dead-line.

This was throughout a assembly convened by a nationwide committee of the Ministry to debate Punjab’s Jal Jeevan Mission Annual Motion Plan for 2021-22, which was introduced by the state vide video convention.

The committee appreciated the state’s efforts for offering 100 per cent faucet connections in all colleges and anganwadi centres. underlined for continuance of the tempo of the work.

As many as 9.09 lakh faucet connections have been supplied in final one and half yr beneath JJM.

To date, four districts, 29 blocks, 5,715 panchayats and 6,003 villages in Punjab have been declared ‘Har Ghar Jal’

Punjab has 34.73 lakh rural households, out of which 25.88 lakh (74.5 per cent) have faucet water provide.

In 2021-22, the State plans to supply 8.87 lakh faucet connections, thereby offering faucet connection to each rural family.

Punjab has 1,634 habitations, that are Arsenic, Fluoride and different contamination affected. Out of those 558 habitations have been lined, whereas for the remaining habitations, as a short-term measure, the State will present potable water in all of the quality-affected habitations.

The train of discussing and finalising the plan of states/ UTs beneath JJM, is completed by the nationwide committee.

Thereafter, funds are launched all year long primarily based on quarterly progress and expenditure incurred from time-to-time.

JJM goals to supply piped ingesting water to each rural family within the nation throughout the nation by 2024.

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