Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has achieved another milestone of providing tap water supply to eleven crore rural households with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the achievement as a great feat.
He congratulated to all those who have benefitted from this initiative and complimented to those working on the ground to make this mission a success.
Jal Jeevan Mission is a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. It aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India.
Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by Prime Minister Modi on 15th August, 2019, with the aim to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home by 2024.
At the announcement of the Mission, out of 19 crore 27 lakh households only three crore 23 lakh households in the country had tap water connections.
Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) by 2024 to all households in rural India.
Every rural household has drinking water supply in adequate quantity of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis at affordable service delivery charges leading to improvement in living standards of rural communities.
The broad objectives of the Mission are:
- To provide FHTC to every rural household.
- To bring awareness on various aspects and significance of safe drinking water