Punjab State presented their Jal Jeevan Mission Annual Action Plan today via video conference. During the presentation, Punjab State reiterated the commitment of the State to achieve ‘Har Ghar Jal’ target by 2022 as planned.
Punjab has 34.73 lakh rural household, out of which 25.88 lakh (74.5%) have tap water supply. In 2021-22, the State plans to provide 8.87 lakh tap connections, thereby providing tap connection to every rural household.
Punjab has 1,634 habitations, which are Arsenic, Fluoride and other contamination affected. Out of these 558 habitations have been covered by the State, while for the remaining habitations, as a short-term measure, the State will provide potable water in all the quality-affected habitations.
So far, 4 districts,29 blocks,5,715panchayats and6,003villages in Punjab have been declared ‘Har Ghar Jal’, which means every rural household has access to water through tap.
Under Jal Jeevan Mission, water quality testing laboratories at district & state levels are opened for general public to test the water at nominal rate.