The Jal Shakti ministry has launched Rs 2,400 crore grant-in-aid to Uttar Pradesh in opposition to an allocation of Rs 10,870 crore for the monetary yr 2021-22 underneath the Jal Jeevan Mission, it mentioned in a press release on Friday.
An official mentioned that is the primary tranche of the Rs 10,870 crore, the best allocation to any state underneath the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
“The Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched Rs 2,400 crore grantinaid to Uttar Pradesh in opposition to the allocation of Rs 10,870 crore for the monetary yr 2021-22,” the assertion mentioned.
In 2019-20, the central authorities had allotted Rs 1,206 crore to Uttar Pradesh for implementation of the JJM, which was elevated to Rs 2,571 crore in 2020-21.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, whereas approving this four-fold enhance in allocation, assured full help to the state for making provision of faucet water provide in each rural house by 2024.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are 2.63 crore rural households in over 97,000 villages, out of which now 32 lakh (12.16 per cent) households have faucet water