Centre releases Rs 16.05 billion for the north-eastern states under the Jal Jeevan Mission

 

The Government of India has released Rs 16.05 billion to eight north-eastern states for the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to supply tap water to rural homes in 2021-22. This is the first tranche of the four to be released in this financial year. Over the year, Rs 92.62 billion has been allocated as central grant for the north-eastern states under the JJM. Out of the central funds allocated under the JJM, 93 per cent is to be utilised to develop the water supply infrastructure, 5 per cent for support activities and 2 per cent for water quality monitoring and surveillance activities. In 2021-22, about 1 million new tap water connections will be provided in all these states. The centre has allocated Rs 500 billion to the JJM, which aims to provide tapped water connections to all rural households by 2024.