Puducherry has achieved the target of 100% piped water connection in rural areas under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). Earlier, Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands have provided tap water supply to every rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission. So, Puducherry is the fourth State/UT to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home under Jal Jeevan Mission.
Jal Jeevan Mission is being implemented in partnership with States/ UTs to provide safe tap water to every rural home by 2024. The State of Punjab and the UTs of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu have covered over 75% of rural homes with assured tap water supply.
Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM):
- It is a flagship programme of the Union Government. It was announced in August 2019.
- It aims to provide a tap water connection to every rural household of the country by 2024.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Puducherry: N Rangasamy.