Under ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’, water will be provided to every household in every rural area of the state before 2024. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat gave instructions to officials in this regard at a review meeting of the mission held at the secretariat on Friday. He said that the works under the Jal Jeevan Mission should be given top priority.
The Chief Minister said that targets should be set for each year under the mission. Along with the availability of drinking water, its purity should also be taken care of. He said that the entire action plan should be prepared for the areas where water quality is not right. The Chief Minister said that drinking water, revenue, and forest departments should work with mutual coordination for the success of the mission. Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Secretary Nitesh Jha, Saujanya, MD Swajal Udayraj Singh, etc. were present in the meeting.
3.58 lakh households have drinking water
The target is to provide drinking water up to 75 percent in the next two financial years under the Jal Jeevan Mission in rural areas of the state. It was informed in the review meeting that this year the target is to provide drinking water to 3, 58, 880 houses. In the mission, 90 percent of the amount will be borne by the Center and 10 percent of the state for providing water from tap to every house.
16 hours of drinking water availability
It was informed in the meeting that work is going on on 12 schemes to ensure availability of drinking water in the houses for 22 semi-urban areas for 16 hours a day. This project costing 877.50 crores will benefit 96797 houses.
1465 crore works will be done
Under the mission, new schemes will be created along with retrofitting in the current financial year. It will cost Rs 1465 crore.