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Additional funds sought for Jal Jeevan Mission

News: The Ministry of Jal Shakti has asked for additional funds of ₹82,000 crore from the 15th Finance Commission for the Jal Jeevan mission as only 18% of households are currently covered.

Facts:

  • Launched Year: 2019.
  • Aim: To provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections (HarGharJal) to all rural households by 2024.
  • Implementing Agency: It is being implemented by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Jal Shakti Ministry.
  • Funding: The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.
  • Features:
    • It focuses on integrated demand and supply-side management of water at the local level.
    • It will converge with other Central and State Government Schemes to achieve its objectives of sustainable water supply management across India.
    • It seeks to generate maximum community participation in the form of ‘jan andolan’ to achieve the target of functional household tap connection by 2024.
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