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Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Centre gives Assam Rs 5,601 crore.

Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Centre gives Assam Rs 5,601 crore

Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Centre gives Assam Rs 5,601 crore. According to the Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Centre has given Rs 5,601 crore. To Assam under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) for 2021-22.

Therefore, the state received Rs 1,608.51 crore from the national government in 2020-21 as part of the Jal Jeevan Mission. Which seeks to supply tap water to all rural families by 2024.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Jal Shakti Minister, has pledged complete support to Assam in its efforts to provide tap water to every rural home by 2024.

Moreover, Assam received the first payment of Rs 700 crore.

According to the Ministry of Jal Shakti, just 3.23 crore (17%) of the country’s 19.20 crore rural households have access to tap water at the commencement of the Mission in 2019.

Despite the Covid-19 epidemic and various interruptions over the previous 22 months. JJM has been executed quickly, with 4.32 crore homes receiving piped connections.

“With a 22 percent increase in coverage, 7.56 crore (39.38 percent) rural families now have access to clean drinking water. In rural regions, Goa, Telangana, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Puducherry have attained 100% household connectivity. And have been designing as a Har Ghar Jal “According to the Ministry.

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Only 1.11 lakh (1.76 percent) of Assam’s 63.35 lakh households in 25,335 villages have access to tap water on August 15, 2019, when the JJM was launched.

In Assam, 6.88 lakh homes (10.87%) have received tap water connections in the previous 22 months. Resulting in a total of 7.99 lakh households (12.63%) with access to clean water.

In the next three years, the state must deliver tap water to the remaining 55.35 lakh households.

To accomplish this goal, the state plans to connect 22.63 lakh families to tap water in 2021-22, 20.84 lakh households in 2022-23, and 13.20 lakh households in 2023-24.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state’s chief minister, has promised the Union Minister that JJM will be implemented quickly in the state.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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