Focus: GS 2 ; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
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The Ministry of Jal Shakti has been working with the States/ UTs to implement Union Government’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission, which envisages provision of 55 litres of potable water per person per day through tap water connection to every rural home by 2024.
The mission aims to improve the lives of rural people especially women and girls by reducing their drudgery. Funds are provided by Government of India based on the output in terms of household tap connections provided and the utilization of available central and matching State share.
To take the program further, Rajasthan State officials presented the status of planning and implementation of the mission in the State before the National Jal Jeevan Mission through video conferencing.