All rural households of Jind and Palwal in Haryana were connected with tap water supply under the flagship ‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme, according to the Union Jal Shakti ministry.
“Considering the coordination with the central government and the speed at which Haryana government has functioned, it is expected that the target will be achieved as early as the last week of August or the first fortnight of September,” a ministry official said.
Under the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme, the Ministry of Jal Shakti has set a target of providing 55 liters of clean drinking water per person per day to all households.
Every family of Mewat will have a tap water connection by early September, and Haryana will be the sixth state in the country to have 100% households having domestic water connections, the ministry said in a release.
Bihar 85.18%, Gujrat 84.32%, Himachal Pradesh 79.67%, and Punjab 81.57% are the other high-ranking states that are aiming at 100 percent connections as soon as possible.
Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat informed that 6,045 village panchayats and 6,638 villages have secured the distinction of becoming ‘Har Ghar Jal Saon’ in Haryana.
He further reassured that Haryana will not face any problem of funds in providing water connection to every household under the mission.
“In the current financial year, about Rs 1,120 crore have been allocated for this scheme, he said. The amount is more than seven times against the allocation of Rs 149.95 crore in the financial year 2019-2020 and about four times against the allocation of Rs 289.52 crore in 2020-2021. In the current financial year, about Rs 257 crore have been released by the Central government to the state,” the minister said.