Amount of Rs 445 crore has been approved by the Government of India for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Chhatisgarh in 2020-21. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Chhattisgarh government has prepared a roadmap to achieve 100% Functional Tap Water Connection (FHTC) by year 2023-24. According to their plan, the Chhattisgarh government will provide tap connections to 20 lakh households out of the total of 45 lakh households in the State.
As per its plan for universal coverage of households, the government of Chhattisgarh has prioritised to focus on water scarce areas, SC/ ST dominated habitations/ villages, quality-affected areas, Sansad Adarsh Gramin Yojana villages, aspirational districts. It has also decided to give importance to water quality monitoring as well as surveillance. This step has been taken to overcome the issue of rapid ground water depletion and chemical contamination face by the state for a long time.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.