Jal Jeevan Mission: Funds allocated to Assam and Bihar
The Central Government has allocated Rs 1,832 crores to Bihar and Rs 1,407 crores to Assam under Jal Jeevan Mission.
In Assam, the Jal Jeevan mission aims to provide tap connections to over 13 lakh rural households by 2020-21. The state aims weaker and marginalized sections on priority basis. Village Action Plans have been framed with active participation of the rural community.
Under the mission, the state will also aim at providing employment to the migrant workers returning to homes. The mission will provide jobs such as fitting, plumbing and water conservation.
With the help of funds allocated, the Bihar Government will offer tap connections to more than 50 lakh households. The Government is focusing on aspirational districts and SC ST villages.
Jal Jeevan Mission
The Mission aims to supply 55 litres of water to all rural household by 2024. The mission will create necessary infrastructure such as ground water recharge, rainwater harvest and management of household waste water for reuse.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs