On 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. Now extending this scheme further for other states, Centre has now approved funds to the following states for FY 2020-2021:
Central Govt allocated Rs. 412.19 Crore for Telangana under Jal Jeevan Mission in 2020-21
The Union government has allocated Rs 412.19 Crore for the effective implementation of JJM in Telangana for FY 2020-21. The funding has been increased in comparison in FY19-20 when it was Rs 259.14 Cr.
- Thus, with an opening balance of Rs 30.89 Crore along with this year’s allocation, Telangana has assured availability of Rs 443.29 Crore under JJM as Central funds.
Though the state has not presented the Annual Action Plan (AAP) (2020-21), the Centre is hopeful that the state will provide 100% tap connections to all rural households in the year 2020-21 itself and become the first State to achieve the feat of ‘Har Ghar Jal Rajya’.
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.