Kerala: Centre allocates Rs 1,804 Cr grant under Jal Jeevan Mission
The Centre has allocated Rs 1,804 crore grant to Kerala 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 speedy provision of “Har Ghar Jal” in Kerala by 2023.
At the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, out of 67.14 lakh households in Kerala, only 16.64 lakh households had tap water supply. In the last 22 months, 6.36 lakh households in the state have been provided tap water connections. Thus, now 23 lakh households in the State have provision of tap water supply.