Jal Jeevan Mission has achieved a new milestone of providing over 4 Crore rural households with tap water supply. The mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August, 2019, with the aim to provide tap water supply to every rural home by 2024.
Now, 7.24 Crore, more than 1/3rd of rural households are getting potable water through taps. Goa has become the first State in the country to provide 100 per cent tap water supply followed by Telangana and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The untiring efforts of States and UTs have helped Jal Jeevan Mission provide assured tap water supply to every family living in 56 districts and over 86 thousand villages.
States and UTs are now competing with each other and focusing on the target to ensure that every household in the country gets safe drinking water, so that no one is left out.