The Jal Jeevan Mission has reached a new milestone by providing three crore 53 lakh rural household tap water connections. The mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 with the aim to provide tap water connection to every rural household by 2024.
Jal Shakti Ministry said, as on 15th August 2019, out of 18.93 crore rural households, only 17 per cent had tap water connections.
The Ministry said, the untiring efforts of States and Union Territories have helped Jal Jeevan Mission to reach this milestone.
Every family living in 52 districts and 77 thousand villages are getting assured tap water supply in their homes. The Ministry said, more than 35 per cent of rural households are getting potable water through taps. Goa has become the first state in the country to provide 100 per cent tap water connection followed by Telangana.