The Centre Has increased The Grant To Odisha Under Jal Jeevan Mission To Rs. 3,323.42 Crore in 2021-22

The Centre Has increased The Grant To Odisha Under Jal Jeevan Mission To Rs. 3,323.42 Crore in 2021-22

 

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre has increased the grant to Odisha under Jal Jeevan Mission to Rs. 3,323.42 crore in 2021-22 against Rs. 812.15 crore in 2020-21. While approving this four-fold increase in the allocation, Union Minister, Jal Shakti, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday assured full assistance to the state for making provision of tap water supply in every rural home by March 2024.

A total of 25.95 lakh households (30.3 per cent) in Odisha have so far been supplied with tap water since the launch of the programme in August 2019. Only 3.10 lakh (3.63 per cent) households had tap water connections then.The state plans to provide tap water connections to 21.31 lakh households in 2021-22, 22.53 lakh in 2022-23 and the remaining 18.87 lakh in 2023-24 to achieve assured tap water supply for every rural household.In his letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Union Minister emphasized that the work of providing tap connections should start in all the villages to achieve this target.

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