New Delhi/Guwahati: Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat held a discussion with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal regarding the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the State through video conferencing today. The government of India is committed to provide assured basic services to the people living in rural areas of the country with a focus on improving their living standards. Drinking water supply is service delivery, wherein the quantity, quality of water supplied and periodicity of the water supply has to be ensured for which the flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is under implementation. The objective of the Mission is universal coverage i.e. every family in the village gets tap water connection in their households.
Assam is planning 100% coverage by 2024 to accomplish the ambitious target of providing tap connection to every rural household of the State. In this context, the central Minister had a detailed discussion on the progress of the Mission in the State with the CM. The CM assured expeditious implementation of the Mission in the State so as to achieve the target of providing household tap connections in rural areas in a time-bound manner.
Emphasizing the importance of the Mission to improve the lives of rural people, Shekhawat stressed on retrofitting and augmentation of existing water supply schemes and urged to start this work in campaign mode.
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