|Jal Jeevan Mission has achieved another milestone of providing tap water supply to 12 crore rural households. The mission was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019, with the aim to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home by 2024. At the announcement of the Mission, only three crore 23 lakh households in the villages had access to piped water connection. Jal Shakti Ministry said, as of date, five States and three Union Territories have reported 100 percent coverage. These states and UTs are Goa, Telangana, Haryana, Gujarat, Punjab, Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Ministry said the relentless efforts of the Union and State governments have also resulted in ensuring the provision of tap water supply in over nine lakh schools and nine lakh 39 thousand Anganwadi centers in the country.