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Central Govt approved funds for Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Himachal Pradesh & Goa

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Himachal Pradesh to provide tap connections to all rural householdsOn the lines of the announcement made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 regarding Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which aims to provide “Functional Household Tap Connection” (FHTC) to 18 Crore rural households of the country by the year 2024, the Centre has earlier approved funds for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission for Odisha, Meghalaya, Assam & Bihar. Click Here to Read. After that Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand & West Bengal received fund allocations for the same. Click Here to Read and then to Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tripura. Click Here to Read and then Telangana. Click Here to Read. Now extending this scheme further for other states, Centre has now approved funds to the following states for FY 2020-2021:

HP to provide tap connections to all rural households by 2022; Received Rs. 326.20 Cr funds from Central Govt for FY21

On 4th July 2020, during a video conference between Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh (HP) Jairam Thakur, the Union Government allocated Rs. 326.20 Crore for the effective implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Himachal Pradesh for FY 2020-21. Including the state’s share the total funds available for providing Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) is Rs. 371 Crore

  • Himachal Pradesh is planning 100% coverage by August, 2022, ahead of national goal by 2024. 
  • Out of 17.04 lakh rural households in the State of Himachal Pradesh, 9.52 lakh (55.87%) are already provided with FHTCs. Out of the remaining 7.52 lakh households, HP plans to provide tap connections in 2.44 lakh households during 2020-21.  
  • HP has been allocated Rs. 429 Crore under 15th Finance Commission Grants to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)  and 50% of it is to be used for water supply and sanitation. 

Goa plans to provide 100% FHTC in rural areas by 2021; Received Rs. 12.40 Cr funds from Central Govt for FY21

The government of India has allocated Rs. 12.40 Crore for FY20-21 to Goa on the basis of Annual Action Plan (AAP) presented by the state to the Ministry of Jal Shakti. The funds have been increased from Rs. 3.08 Crore. 

  • Goa is planning 100% FHTCs to all rural households by 2021. Out of 2.6 lakh households in the State, 2.29 lakh households have already been provided with FHTC. 
  • Goa will be one of first few States to achieve the feat and become 100% ‘Har Ghar Jal’ State.
  • In 2020-21, Goa will get Rs.75 Crore as 15th Finance Commission Grants to PRIs. 

About JJM:

It aims to enable every rural household to have assured availability of potable water at a service level of 55 litres per capita per day (lpcd) on a regular and long-term basis. As a mission target, all states are presenting their implementation plans to the National level Committee headed by Secretary, Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Govt. of India for approval.

  • The estimated outlay of the mission is Rs 3.60 Lakh Crore with Central and State share of Rs. 2.08 Lakh Crore and Rs.1.52 Lakh Crore respectively.