PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said Goa had become the 1st State to achieve 100% ‘HarGharJal’ certification under the Jal Jeevan Mission of the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti.
“Goa becomes 1st State to achieve 100% ‘#HarGharJal’ certification under the Jal Jeevan Mission of Union Ministry of Jal Shakti,” said CM.
He further said that under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and with the support and guidance of Union Minister of Jal Shakti, the Public Works Department, Goa implemented the mission, bringing the Tap Water Connection to every household in Goa.
To achieve the mammoth task of providing tap water supply to every rural household in five years, Rs 3.60 lakh Crore has been allocated. Rs. 60,000 Crore has been allocated to ‘Har Ghar Jal’ in Union Budget 2022-23 to provide tap water to 3.8 Crore households.
In addition to the above, in 2021-22, Rs 26,940 Crore has been allocated to States as 15th Finance Commission tied grant for water & sanitation to Rural Local Bodies/ PRIs. There is assured funding of Rs 1,42,084 Crore for the next five years, i.e. up to 2025-26.
This huge investment in rural areas across the country is accelerating economic activities and boosting the rural economy, as well as creating employment opportunities in villages.
In a paradigm shift from earlier water supply programmes, Jal Jeevan Mission focuses on water service delivery and not just building water supply infrastructure.
The motto of the Jal Jeevan Mission is ‘no one is left out, thus ensuring every household, irrespective of its socio-economic status, gets tap water supply.