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Domestic drinking water connections given to more than one lakh villagers till October 25 in the current financial year

Jal Jeevan Mission: Domestic drinking water connections given to more than one lakh villagers till October 25 in the current financial year

Raipur:
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has congratulated all the participants under Jal
Jeevan Mission and the families benefited from this scheme on the special
achievement of providing drinking water connections to the homes of more than
one lakh villages of the state by October 25 in the financial year 2021-22 and
drinking water through household tap connections to 6.50 lakh rural families so
far. 

Under
the Jal Jeevan Mission, rapid work is being done to provide 55 liters of
drinking water per person per day in rural areas of the state. Under this
mission, a target has been set to provide drinking water through household tap
connections to more than 39 lakh rural households in rural areas of the country
by the year 2023.

The
chief minister has said that supply of pure drinking water to every household
in rural areas through tap connections is the top priority of the state
government. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, 55 liters of drinking water is to be
supplied per person per day, keeping this criterion in mind, in order to
maintain the availability of water for a long time, water recharging work is
being done on a large scale in the state under Narva Yojana. In the last one
and a half years, water conservation and promotion work in coordination with
various departments including the forest department, water resources department,
panchayat, and rural development department have led to a significant increase
in the groundwater level in many areas.

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