The Centre has allotted a whopping Rs 10,870 crore to Uttar Pradesh beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission for 2021-22, the very best allocation up to now to any state, the Ministry of Jal Shakti stated on Saturday.
The quantity is greater than 4 instances what was allotted to the poll-bound state final 12 months. UP will go to polls in 2022.
Uttar Pradesh has assured to attain the objective of offering water to each rural family by 2024, the ministry stated.
“The Union government has increased the Central allocation for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission to Uttar Pradesh to Rs. 10,870.50 crore. In 2019-20, the Centre allocated Rs 1,206 crore, which was increased to Rs 2,571 crore in 2020-21. Thus, this year, the central allocation for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Uttar Pradesh has increased four-fold,” the ministry stated.
The ministry had final week introduced Rs 6,998.97 crore to West Bengal, the second highest allocation to a state beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission. Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have been allotted Rs 3,410 crore and Rs 5,117 crore, respectively. The northeastern states have been allotted a complete of Rs 9,262 crore.
Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Maharashtra has been allotted to Rs 7,064.41 crore, whereas Chhattisgarh received Rs 1,908.96 crore.
The Jal Jeevan Mission goals to supply faucet water connections to all rural households by 2024. The Union finances for 2021-22 has earmarked Rs 50,000 crore for this bold scheme.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, throughout his final assembly with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, had assured to supply all help to the state beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Yogi Adityanath had additionally assured that his authorities would guarantee faucet water connection to each rural residence by 2024 as introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the course of the announcement of the scheme on August 15, 2019.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are 2.63 crore households in 97,000 villages, out of which, now 30.04 lakh (11.3 per cent) households have faucet water provide. Only 5.16 lakh (1.96 per cent) households had faucet water provide earlier than the scheme.
In the final 21 months, beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission, the state has offered faucet water provide to 24.89 lakh (9.45 per cent) households. Despite this, there are about 2.33 crore households with out faucet water provide in Uttar Pradesh, officers stated.