Centre Allocates Rs 1279.19 Crore To MP Under Jal Jeevan Mission

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  • The Centre will allocate Rs 1279.19 crore to MP under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
  • CM Chouhan said PM Modi has given the gift of the scheme.
  • More than 42 lakh houses have been provided with tap water.

Bhopal: The Centre will allocate Rs 1279.19 crore and Rs 94.33 crore to Madhya Pradesh under the Jal Jeevan Mission, a four-fold rise than last year. MP is the first state, which has received the second part of central government funding under Jal Jeevan Mission. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the gift of Jal Jeevan Mission to the entire nation to ensure the easy availability of drinking water to the rural population. Through the mission, it is being ensured to provide pure water from tap to every household through village-to-village tap water schemes.

In Madhya Pradesh, work is being done at a fast pace in the mission. In the last 16 months, despite the Corona period, the pace of the work of the mission was maintained, as a result of which till now water has been supplied through a tap in 3401 villages, 33996 Anganwadi centres and 56369 schools. In the rural population, more than 42 lakh houses have been provided with tap water. Chouhan said that it is our endeavour that in the next two years, water should start reaching from door to door in all the villages of the state. For this, water sources are also being explored in all the villages. Nal Jal scheme will be started by developing new water sources in the villages where there is no water source.

PM Modi announced Jal Mission on August 15th, 2019, to relieve the rural population, especially women, from the drinking water problem. Today this mission is proving to be a boon for the women living in rural areas. Through the mission, the process of providing water through tap connections to every household in the villages started. Today more than 41.56 lakh rural families are getting continuous water supply through tap connections. Chouhan said that a change is being brought in the lives of the rural population by using existing drinking water sources and creating new ones where there are no drinking water sources in the Jal Jeevan Mission.

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