Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 16
The Centre has approved allocation of about Rs 290 crore for Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Haryana for the financial year 2020-21, an increase of about Rs 140 crore over and above last year’s allocation.
In effect, with the obligatory matching contributions by the state under JJM, a total sum of Rs 760 crore in 2020-21 will be available for implementation of the Mission.
Besides, the state is eligible for additional allocation based on physical and financial performance.
The enhanced allocation was approved following Haryana government’s presentation of its Annual Action Plan regarding JJM for 2020-21 before the Department of Sanitation and Drinking Water (DWS) on May 12.
The DWS is under the Union Jal Shakti Ministry, which implements JJM.
The JJM is centrally-sponsored scheme, and aims to provide piped drinking water to all rural households in the country by 2024.
During the presentation, the state government committed to achieve the JJM target by December 2022, much ahead of the national deadline.
In 2019-20, the state provided 1.05 lakh tap connections under JJM.
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