Centre sanctions Rs 1,280 cr to implement Jal Jeevan Mission in Madhya PradeshThe government of India has approved Rs 1,280 crore for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the state of Madhya Pradesh in 2020-21.

With an amount of Rs 244.95 crore as unspent balance and Central allocation and matching state share, Rs 3,093 crore will be available with the state for 2020-21.

The state government presented its annual action plan for 2020-21 for consideration and approval of the National Committee chaired by Secretary, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) implemented by Ministry of Jal Shakti in partnership with states aims to provide adequate drinking water of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis to every rural household of the country by 2024. The Mission focuses on service delivery and not on infrastructure creation.

The state has planned to have 100 percent functional household tap water connection (FHTC) by 2023-24. Out of 1.21 crore rural households in the state, 13.52 lakh households are already provided with tap connections.

The state plans to provide tap connections to 26.27 lakh households in rural areas in 2020-21. While planning for universal coverage of households, priority is given to water scarce areas, quality-affected areas, SC/ST dominated habitations/villages, aspirational districts and Sansad Adarsh Gramin Yojana villages, particularly tribal groups.

The state intends to provide potable water in 395 water quality-affected habitations by making provision of household tap connections and community water purification plant.

Based on village action plans of villages, the annual action plan for the state has been finalised.

The state is ensuring convergence of funds from various sources like MGNREGS, 15th Finance Commission Grants to rural local bodies, SBM, CAMPA, District Mineral Development Fund, Local Area Development Fund, etc for taking up works related to strengthening of water resources, aquifer recharge, grey water management, etc.

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