Center has allocated Rs 3,691 Cr to Tamil Nadu under the Jal Jeevan Mission
Centre has allocated Rs 3,691 Crore grants to Tamil Nadu under Jal Jeevan Mission to make provision of tap water supply to every home. With a four-fold increase in allocation, the Central Government has pushed for accelerating pace in accomplishing the target of Har Ghar Jal by the State.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti has also released Rs 614.35 Crore to the State as first tranche. Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat while approving this four-fold increase in allocation has assured full assistance to the State for making provision of tap water supply in every rural home by 2024.
In Tamil Nadu, out of a total of 1.26 Crore households, 40.36 lakh households have been provided with tap water connections. On 15th August 2019, at the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, only 21.65 lakh households had tap water supply. In the last 22 months, 18.70 lakh households in the State have been provided tap water connections.
Jal Jeevan Mission announced by the Prime Minister on 15th August 2019 from Red Fort is under implementation in partnership with States and UTs to provide tap water connection to every rural household of the country by 2024