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Target achieved under Jal Jeevan Mission in 12 out of 22 districts of Haryana: Ministry of Jal Shakti

Haryana State is contributing significantly in the success of the flagship scheme of the Central Government, Jal Jeevan Mission. The objective of this scheme is to provide potable water to every rural household of the country by 2024. After getting the status of Har Ghar Jal to Bhiwani, Sonipat and Charkhi Dadri districts, 12 out of 22 districts of the state have achieved the target under this mission. The nine other districts that have already achieved the water target for every household are Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Panipat and Rohtak. Apart from this, out of the remaining 10 districts, 6 districts have also achieved more than 98 percent of the target and it is expected that these 6 districts will soon declare themselves as Har Ghar Jal District.

The Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Ratan Lal Kataria, while expressing happiness over achieving the 100 percent target in Bhiwani, Sonipat and Charkhi Dadri districts of Haryana said that he hopes that all the districts of the state will achieve 100 percent target before the deadline-2024. will be completed. Kataria informed that in the current financial year 2021-22, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has allocated Rs 1152.19 crore to Haryana, out of which the first installment of Rs 256.81 crore has already been released to the state. He appreciated the efforts made by the officials of the Ministry of Jal Shakti to closely monitor the progress of the scheme in all the states.

Kataria informed that the entire ministry is working tirelessly to realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of universal coverage of drinking water supply. The move will significantly reduce the hard work of rural women as they had to travel long distances to fetch water for domestic use.

Kataria, while accepting the efforts of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, said that although the target of completing this scheme is 2024, but the Chief Minister took the lead in this work and assured the Center to implement this scheme by the year 2022. gave. He said that looking at the current pace of implementation, it seems that Haryana will achieve 100 per cent target within 2021.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Jal Jeevan Mission from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15 August 2019. Under this scheme, every rural household in the country has a target to get 55 liters of drinking water per person per day through functional tap water connections by 2024. At the time of launch of this scheme, out of total 18.94 crore rural households in the country, only 3.23 crore households had access to water connections. Now this figure has reached to 7.63 crore rural households, which means that an additional 4.40 crore rural households have been provided with the desired quantity of quality pure drinking water in less than two years. So far 100% target has been achieved in Goa, Telangana, Andaman Nicobar and Puducherry. So far, a total of 67 districts of the country have been fully covered under this scheme.