New Delhi: Five North Eastern (NE) states – Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Tripura, and Himachal Pradesh have qualified for performance incentive grant for 2021-22 under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)-‘Har Ghar Jal’ to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home by 2024, said Ministry of Jal Shakti on Wednesday.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat approved Rs 1,982 crore as performance incentive to these states, wherein Arunachal Pradesh received Rs 542 crore, Manipur Rs 120 crore, Meghalaya Rs 400 crore, Sikkim Rs 70 crore, Tripura Rs 100 crore and Himachal Pradesh Rs 750 crore, the Ministry said in a statement.
“The provision of performance incentive fund under JJM has generated a healthy competition among States/ UTs, which will help in speedy implementation and assured water supply under this mission.
The mission aims to provide household tap water connection to every rural home by 2024,” it said. Since the announcement of JJM on August 15, 2019, so far, more than 6.10 crore households have been provided with tap water connections, thus increasing the tap water supply from 3.23 crore to more than 9.34 crore rural households in the country, it said.
The budget for JJM for 2022-23 has been enhanced to Rs 60,000 crore. To plan and prepare for water supply work on such a scale, and to appraise stakeholders on the road ahead, on February 23, a post-budget webinar was held.