• Mon. May 23rd, 2022

Five Northeastern States Qualify For Performance Incentive Grant For 2021-22 Under Jal Jeevan Mission

Five northeastern states Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura 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. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat approved as performance incentive to these States, wherein Arunachal Pradesh has received Rs. 542 Crore, Manipur Rs. 120 Crore, Meghalaya Rs. 400 Crore, Sikkim Rs. 70 Crore, Tripura Rs. 100 Crore.

The provision of performance incentive fund under Jal Jeevan Mission has generated a healthy competition among States 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.

 Union government also approved Himachal Pradesh has received Rs. 750 Crore as performance.

The budget for Jal Jeevan Mission 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 23rd February, 2022, a post-budget webinar was held. Prime Minister,Narendra Modi and Union Jal Shakti Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State Prahlad Singh Patel and leaders from industry, academic institutions, civil society and WASH experts shared their suggestions on ways to expedite the implementation. 

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