COVID-19 has taken pandemic proportions in many countries and in view of the seriousness of the matter, Govt of India and State Governments have taken several preemptive measures to contain this disease in the country.

Rural water supply is a State subject. Government of India supplements the efforts of States/ UTs by providing financial and technical assistance through the centrally sponsored scheme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)which aims at providing potable water to every rural household with Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) at service level of 55 litre per capita per day (lpcd) by 2024.While allocating the fund under JJM to States/ UTs, 10% weightage has been given to the population residing in habitations affected by chemical contaminants including Arsenic and Iron.

As reported by States/ UTs as on 01.04.2019, country had about 17.87 Crore rural households out of which around 3.27 Crore rural households were with tap connections and around 14.60 Crore rural households were to be provided with tap connections.

In accordance with Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision for an integrated approach in the water sector and an overall water secure nation, the Government of India has recently restructured and subsumed the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) into the Jal Jeevn Mission (JJM) to provide Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to every

The Prime Minister released the operational guidelines for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). According to the government data, of the 179 million rural households in the country, 81.7 per cent are yet to have water tap connections.

The government had approved Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in August 2019, to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household by 2024. These pperational Guidelines released by the Prime Minister will help various functionaries involved in the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission.

The Centre’s most recent flagship scheme - Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide drinking water to 14.6 crore rural households- is set to be operationalized with Prime Minister Modi to release the Operational Guidelines.

The Centre’s most recent flagship scheme - Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide drinking water to 14.6 crore rural households- is set to be operationalized with Prime Minister Modi to release the Operational Guidelines.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluoride affected Habitations, 28/11/2019. As reported by the State Government, district-wise number of Fluoride-affected habitations and population is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Fluoride affected Habitations, 28/11/2019. As reported by the State Government, district-wise number of Fluoride-affected habitations and population is at Annexure.

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