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इंडियन आवाज़     13 Apr 2021 09:10:00      انڈین آواز

Govt committed to provide quality water to every rural household: Shekhawat

Jal Jeevan Mission

Staff Reporter

Union minister for Jal Shakti (water) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has said that the government is committed to provide quality water supply to every rural household by the year 2024.

He said, three crore 80 lakh rural families have been provided tap water connection since the launch of the Jal Jeevan Mission. Chairing a Conference of States and Union Territories’ Ministers on Jal Jeevan Mission today through video conferencing, Mr. Shekhawat said, over seven crore rural families are getting quality water in their homes. He said, the coverage reached to 37 per cent from 17 percent within the span of one and a half year.

Appreciating the objectives of mission, the Minister said, targets have been set to provide three crore water connections to households within this year. He said, several states and union territories have accomplished the targets in a significant way under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Minister also released drinking water quality testing, monitoring and surveillance and also launched the Jal Jeevan Mission-Water Quality Management Information System. The system will showcase data related to quality water supply to households. Mr. Shekhawat said, the system will ensure quality water supply and set a new benchmark.

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