GoI approves Rs 445 crores for Chhattisgarh under Jal Jeevan Mission

On May 29, 2020, the Union Government approved Rs 445 crores under Jal Jeevan Mission for Chhattisgarh for the year 2020-21.

Highlights

The Funds will be used to help Chhattisgarh achieve its mission of providing tap water connection to all the households in the state by 2023-24. There are 45 households in the state. OF these, 20 lakh households have been provided with tap water connection under the mission.

Challenges of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh has been battling with ground water depletion and contamination due to chemicals such as fluoride, arsenic, iron, etc. The state government is to use the migrant work force that have returned home to implement the scheme. This is to be done under MGNREGA.

Jal Jeevan Mission

The Mission aims to provide good quality drinking water to all the households in the country by 2024. In order to achieve this, the Government of India has allocated Rs 3.6 lakh crores.

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