Jal Jeevan Mission has reached a new milestone of providing over 4 Crore rural households with tap water supply. Now, 7.24 Crore (38%) i.e. more than 1/3rd of rural households are getting potable water through taps.
Goa has become the first State in the country to provide 100% tap water supply followed by Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. States/ UTs are now competing with each other and focusing on the target to ensure that every household in the country gets safe drinking water.
Jal Jeevan Mission is being implemented in partnership with the States with an aim to provide potable water in adequate quantity, of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Jal Jeevan Mission on 15th August, 2019, with the aim to provide tap water supply to every rural home by 2024.