Over 2.60 crore families have been provided access to clean drinking water through taps at their homes. Projects started today will further speed it up," PM Modi said.
Gujarat is planning 100% coverage by 2022 to provide tap connection to every rural household of the State, instead of by 2024, as envisaged under the Mission, said CM Vijay Rupani.
In 2020-21, a sum of Rs. 23,500 Crore has been allocated for the implementation of JJM. At present, more than Rs. 8,000 Crore of Central fund is available with the States/ UTs for the implementation of the Mission.
According to the government spokesman, 7 districts of Bundelkhand and 2 districts of Vindhyachal regions will be covered by this project in the first phase at a cost of Rs 2,185 crore.
Presenting the Union Budget in the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said, "Rs 12,300 crore have been approved to Swachh Bharat mission for 2020-21."
The Central government will spend 3.5 lakh crore rupees in the next five years on 'Jal Jeevan Mission' to deliver potable water at every household across the country.
Speaking at a press briefing, Shekhawat had said, "Water crisis is a major issue. We want to make Jal Shakti Abhiyan a people's movement. The United Nations has listed the issue of clean drinking water on number six on its sustainable development goals list. The UN expects all countries to provide clean drinking water to every household by 2030