New Delhi: Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat discussed implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission with the Chief Ministers of various states including Himachal and Haryana through video conferencing.
Government of India accords top priority to assured basic services to the people living in rural areas of the country with focus on improving their living standard. Drinking water supply is a service delivery, wherein the quantity, quality of water supplied and periodicity of water supply has to be ensured for which Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is under implementation.
The objective of the Mission is universal coverage and emphasis is on the principle of ‘equity and inclusiveness’ i.e. every family in the village gets tap water connection in their household and none is left behind.
The State CMs has assured of faster execution of rural drinking water supply works in the State so as to achieve the target in time-bound manner.
It is to be noted that the Government to provide tap connections in rural households on priority basis during prevailing CoVid-19 situation, so that rural people don’t have to go through the hardship of fetching water from public stand-posts.