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Assam: Centre approves Rs 1,407 crore for Jal Jeevan mission 

Updated: June 1, 2020 10:33 am
Centre has approved Rs 1,407 crore for implementation of Jal jeevan mission in Assam during the year 2020-21.

Jal Shakti Ministry said, Assam has planned to provide functional tap connections to 13 lakh rural households in 2020-21, out of total 63 lakh households.

The Ministry said, the state has planned to immediately provide household tap connections to all remaining households belonging to weaker and marginalised sections on a priority basis. A defined roadmap has also been charted for the effective implementation of Village Action Plan with the active participation of the rural community.

The Ministry said that migrant labourers coming back to the state are basically skilled and semi-skilled, whose services could be utilized in by providing jobs related to water supply especially plumbing, fitting and water conservation works in every village to ensure sufficient ground water availability.

Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year aims to provide tap water connections to 18 Crore rural households of the country by the year 2024.

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