Gujarat achieves 100 percent household tap connections under Jal Jeevan Mission

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Gujarat achieves 100 percent Jal Jeevan

Gujarat has been declared as a 100 percent 'Har Ghar Jal' state. This means that all households in rural areas in the state have access to safe drinking water through taps.

Important facts

  • According to government data, all 91,73,378 households in the state now have water connections.

  • Gujarat is now the third largest state after Haryana and Telangana, which has now announced the completion of Jal Jeevan Mission.

Jal Jeevan Mission

  • Jal Jeevan Mission was launched in 2019.

  • Under the mission, it is envisaged to supply 55 liters of water per person per day to each rural household through functional household tap connections by 2024.

  • Jal Jeevan Mission comes under Jal Shakti Ministry.

  • This mission ensures the functionality of existing water supply systems and water connections, monitoring and testing of water quality as well as sustainable agriculture.

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