Jal Jeevan Mission in 2019-20 has led off in August 2019 and implementation has done within 7 months. Almost 85 lakh rural households were facilitated with tap connections. During this pandemic also, after the unlock-1 execution, around 55 lakh tap connections have been facilitated so far in the year 2020-21. So, daily about 1 lakh households are being facilitated with tap connections.
As per today statement, 7 States viz. Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram have accomplished more than 10% of the target household tap connections. In remaining States alike Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Odisha and Manipur have also progressed well during the respective period. It reveals the commitment of the States towards the provision of basic services to the people residing in rural areas as envisaged under the flagship programme, Jal Jeevan Mission.
Out of 18.93 Crore rural households in the country, 4.60 Crore (24.30%) households are already provided tap connections. The objective is to overcome the remaining 14.33 Crore households in a planned time to provide the tap connections.
In 2020-21, a sum of Rs. 23,500 Crore has been allocated for the implementation of JJM. Further, 50% of 15th Finance Commission permitts to Rural Local areas. For Rs. 30,375 Crore have also been earmarked for water supply and sanitation. 50% of this amount has been given to the States already, to support and ensure their process towards JJM.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been implementing Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in partnership with States with an aim to provide potable water.To keep on provide this regularly and long-term basis through tap connections to every rural household in the country by 2024.
Various States have also committed to achieve the goal of the Mission well before 2024. In 2021, Bihar, Goa, Puducherry and Telangana have planned for complete saturation; likewise in 2022, States/ UTs of Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Meghalaya, Punjab, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh are planning for 100% coverage. While Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have planned for full saturation in 2023, States like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have planned for 2024.