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Jul 04, 2020
1:12PM

Union Jal Shakti Minister holds discussion with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Jal Jeevan Mission

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Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat discussed implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Himachal Pradesh with Chief Minister Jairam Thakur through video conferencing.

The Centre is according top priority to assure basic services to the people living in rural areas of the country with focus on improving their living standard. Drinking water supply is a service delivery, where the quantity, quality of water supplied and periodicity of water supply has to be ensured for which Jal Jeevan Mission is under implementation. The objective of the Mission is universal coverage and emphasis is on the principle of equity and inclusiveness.

Himachal Pradesh is planning 100 per cent coverage by August, 2022, ahead of national goal by 2024. By doing so, Himachal Pradesh will be one of the leading states to accomplish the ambitious target of providing tap connection to each rural household. In this context, Mr Shekhawat had a discussion with the Himachal Chief Minister who assured of faster execution of rural drinking water supply works in the state so as to achieve the target in a time-bound manner.
 

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