Centre urges Karnataka to speed up Jal Jeevan Mission

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on June 16, 2020

The Centre has asked Karnataka to speed up implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, to provide 55 litres of potable water per person per day to every rural household by 2024.

In a letter to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Shekhawat Union Minister of Jal Shakti said “Since Karnataka is planning 100 per cent household coverage by 2022-23, we complement it and request CM for expeditious implementation of JJM in the State to provide tap connection to each rural household.”

In his letter, Shekhawat said, out of 89.61 lakh rural households in the State, 24.41 lakh have already been provided with tap connections. In 2019-20, only 22,133 tap connections were provided. In 2020-21, the State is planning to enable 23.57 lakh households with tap water connections.

The Central government has approved ₹1,189.40 crore for JJM in Karnataka in 2020-21, from ₹546.06 crore in 2019-20. With an opening balance of ₹80.44 crore available with the State and along with this year’s allocation of ₹1,189.40 crore, and considering the State matching share, a total of ₹2,734.03 crore will be available for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Karnataka.

Published on June 16, 2020

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