drinking water to rural households, the Centre has approved Rs
1,280 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)
in Madhya Pradesh for 2020-21, an official said on Thursday.
The state government had presented an annual action
plan on drinking water and sanitation aimed at providing
adequate drinking water to rural households in the state, said
Malay Shrivastava, principal secretary of public health
"We made a presentation before the national committee
on June 9. As per the plan, we will provide 1.80 lakh water
tap connections in June, followed by 3.60 lakh in the next
quarter and 7.20 lakh and 14.5 lakh in subsequent quarters,"
The Centre on Wednesday approved Rs 1,280 crore for
the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the state in 2020
-21, the senior official said.
With an amount of Rs 244.95 crore as unspent balance
and this year''s Central allocation and matching state share,
Rs 3,093 crore will be available with the state this year, a
release here stated.
The JJM, implemented by the ministry of Jal Shakti in
partnership with states, aims to provide adequate drinking
water of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis to
every rural household in the country by 2024.
Under the initiative, Madhya Pradesh has planned to
have 100 per cent functional household tap water connection
(FHTC) by 2023-24.
Out of 1.21 crore rural households in the state, 13.52
lakh have already been given tap connections, while the state
government plans to provide connections to 26.27 lakh homes in
2020-21. PTI MAS