Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 1
Bhiwani and Sonepat districts in Haryana have attained complete coverage under the Centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) on account of which 11 of 22 districts have been fully covered under the scheme.
“These seven districts have already achieved more than 98 per cent coverage,” Kataria said, and added that so far, more than 94 per cent of the rural population in Haryana had been provided with piped drinking water at their houses.
The other nine districts, which have all ready attained complete implementation of the scheme are Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ambala, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Panipat and Rohtak.
The JJM aims at providing piped drinking water to every rural household in the country by 2024. The aim behind it is to provide 55 litre water/per person/per day.
Kataria lauded Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar for getting JJM implemented in right earnest. “Although the Haryana Government has committed to complete the JJM in the entire state by 2022, much ahead of the national deadline, it seems it will achieve the target by 2021”, Kataria said.
The Centre has allocated about Rs 1,152 crore in the current financial year to the state for the scheme’s implementation. Out of it the first tranche of Rs 257 crore has been released.
Seven more to follow
- Seven more districts, including Charkhi Dadri, will also attain 100 per cent coverage under the JJM shortly.
- The JJM aims at providing piped drinking water to every rural household in the country by 2024. The aim behind it is to provide 55 litre water/per person/per day.
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