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 provide of their properties, the assertion mentioned.
Throughout the launch of the JJM, solely 5.16 lakh (two per cent) households had faucet water provide. Within the final 23 months, regardless of disruptions confronted throughout COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the state has offered faucet water connection to 26.86 lakh (10.2 per cent) households.
The state goals to make 5 districts ‘Har Ghar Jal’ within the present monetary yr.
Over 3,600 villages of Uttar Pradesh have turn out to be ‘Har Ghar Jal’ to this point that’s each household has began getting faucet water provide in these villages, the assertion mentioned.
This elevated central allocation will assist the state in speedy provision of faucet water provide to the remaining 2.31 crore rural households in Uttar Pradesh, it mentioned.
In his current assembly with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held on July 3, Shekhawat has assured full help to the state to make provision of faucet water provide to each rural house underneath the JJM.
Throughout the assembly, the chief minister additionally assured that the Uttar Pradesh authorities would guarantee faucet water connection to each rural house by 2024.
To speed up the tempo of JJM implementation, the Nationwide Jal Jeevan Mission has urged the state to take needed measures to offer faucet water provide to 78 lakh rural households in Uttar Pradesh this yr, the assertion mentioned.
It is usually urged to start out water provide works in additional than 60,000 villages by December 2021, it mentioned.
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