Haryana to provide tap connections to all rural households by December 2022Haryana will provide tap water connections to all rural households by December 2022. The state has provided 1.05 lakh tap connections during 2019-20 under the JalJeevan Mission (JJM).

The state government is planning 100 percent coverage by December 2022, ahead of the national goal by 2024-25. The state will be among the leading states to accomplish the ambitious target of providing tap connection to each rural household.

There are 28.94 lakh households in the state, out of which 18.83 lakh are already provided with Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTCs). Of the remaining 10.11 lakh households, the state plans to provide tap connections in seven lakh households by 2020-21.

The state is planning for 100 percent coverage of one district and 2,898 villages out of total 6,987 villages during 2020. More emphasis has been given to cover rural households in drought-prone areas and aspirational districts.

The state is likely to get Rs 290 crore as Central share under JJM for FY21, which will be supplemented by the same amount of the state’s matching share. It is eligible for additional allocation based on physical and financial performance.

Out of 44 water testing laboratories, state plans NABL accreditation of 18 labs during 2020. Field Testing Kits will be provided at community level for testing of water quality for taking corrective measures. The state has planned to provide drinking water to all 35 quality-affected habitations.

In every Gram Panchayat (GP) or their sub-committee i.e. Village Water & Sanitation Committees have been constituted for planning at village level. Village Action Plans have been carried out for villages, based on which the action plan has been finalised.

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