Govt approves 315 water supply schemes worth Rs 9544 cr for Jharkhand under Jal Jeevan Mission

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Govt approves 315 water supply schemes worth Rs 9544 cr for Jharkhand under Jal Jeevan Mission


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Union Government has approved 315 water supply schemes of worth nine thousand 544 crore rupees for Jharkhand under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Jal Shakti Ministry today said that these schemes will provide tap water supply to about eight lakh rural households in four thousand 424 villages of the State.

Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat allocated over two thousand 479 crore rupees this year, which is four-fold increase from last year’s allocation. He assured full assistance to the state for making provision of tap water supply in every rural home by 2024.

At the time of launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, only three lakh 45 thousand rural homes in Jharkhand had tap water supply. The Ministry said, in 28 months, the state has provided tap water connection to six lakh 73 thousand households.

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