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Centre approved Rs.1,829 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Maharashtra in 2020-21

Centre approved Rs.1,829 crore for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Maharashtra in 2020-21

   Kautilya Academy    12-06-2020

Maharashtra State has planned for retrofitting and augmentation of existing 8,268 piped water supply schemes, it aims to make provision of 22.35 lakh household tap connections.

Centre approved Maharashtra's Annual Action Plan for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the State. The State government has planned to provide 100% tap connections to all the households in the State by 2023-24. In Maharashtra, out of 1.42 crore rural households, 53.11 lakh households have already got tap connections. The government of India has approved Rs.1,828.92 crore for the implementation of JJM in the State during 2020-21. 

Highlights:
♦ The State is planning to provide tap connections to 31.30 lakh households in 2020-21.
♦ Maharashtra State has planned for retrofitting and augmentation of existing 8,268 piped water supply schemes, it aims to make provision of 22.35 lakh household tap connections during 2020 and the remaining 9 lakhs from new schemes. 
♦ State has been directed to take up all these works in campaign mode, that the remaining households belonging to poor and marginalized sections of the society get tap connections immediately. 
♦ The State has prepared a roadmap to cover 100% of its quality-affected habitations by 31 December 2020. 
♦ The plan includes an universal coverage of households, priority is given to water scarce areas, quality-affected areas, SC/ ST dominated habitations/ villages, aspirational districts, Sansad Adarsh Gramin Yojana villages, particularly vulnerable tribal groups.

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