The Har Ghar Jal campaign so far in Uttar Pradesh has facilitated over 1.80 crore domestic tap water connection which encompasses 69% of the total rural households, officials said in a meeting called by chief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra on Friday.
Status of tap water connection in UP
As per media reports, the state had achieved 125% of the target of giving 10,73,166 connections in the third quarter.
According to the officials, “U.P. was on 13th position in the country in giving water connections in April 2020. It consolidated its position in April 2023 when it reached the 3rd place. And in November 2023, the state is first in the country in expeditiously giving connections to households.”
The data and statistics presented at the meeting suggsted that Uttar Pradesh has made a clean sweep in the high achievers’ category with Kanpur, Sant Ravidas Nagar and Moradabad getting first, second and third positions respectively.
“U.P. is on the top in giving more than 50% tap water connections in the country till November 17,” they added.
The officials said ₹53,752 crore had been spent on the scheme so far and there was a target of connecting 179.70 lakh households to the Har Ghar Jal by March 31, 2024. The chief secretary lauded the achievement but laid emphasis on the need for maintaining the momentum in time to come as well.