J&K & Haryana to provide tap connections till 2022

The Jammu and Kashmir administration and Haryana Government have framed a plan to implement the Jal Jeevan mission to provide tap connections to every rural household by 2022. The Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every household.

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Jammu and Kashmir:

Jammu and Kashmir will receive 680 crores for the Jal Jeevan Mission. So far, 5.75 lakhs have been covered out of 18.17 lakh households. he Territory plans to cover 1.76 lakh households by 2020-21.  J&K will use the help of 98 water testing laboratories to achieve the mission.

Haryana:

The Haryana Government has provided 1.05 lakh tap connections in the year 2019-20 under the mission. There are 28.94 households in Haryana. Out of these, 18.83 lakhs already have tap water connections and 10.11 lakh households are to be covered. In order to achieve this, the Haryana Government will take help from 44 NABL accredited laboratories in the state.

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  • Minister of Jal Shakti: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Jal Shakti: Rattan Lal Kataria.

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