Jal Shakti Minister Shekhawat reviews Jal Jeevan Mission

Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has emphasized the urgency to start work on Jal Jeevan Mission as the first six months of the mission are critical for the success of the mission. He was speaking at the regional review of Jal Jeevan Mission at Hyderabad on 12 Nov. The regional review included states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,Telangana and UTs of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.

Announced by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 73rd Independence Day, the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) aims at providing Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in rural areas by 2024. Government of India and State Governments will work in partnership to further this goal. Approx. 14.60 crores rural households of the country will be provided with FHTCs. The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation is the implementing Department for the mission.

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