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The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation provides technical and financial assistance to the States to provide safe and adequate drinking water to rural India with focus on service delivery. The Department’s Centrally Sponsored Scheme, the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP),was restructured and subsumed into Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every rural household i.e., Har Ghar Jal, by 2024. The kinds of works/ schemes which are proposed to be taken up under JJM include In-village water supply (PWS) infrastructure for tap water connection to every household; reliable drinking water source development/ augmentation of existing sources; transfer of water (multi-village scheme; where quantity & quality issues are there in the local water sources); technological intervention for treatment to make water potable (where water quality is an issue, but quantity is sufficient); retrofitting of completed and ongoing piped water supply schemes to provide FHTC and raise the service level; grey water management and capacity building of various stakeholders and support activities to facilitate the implementation. Read More

Hon'ble Minister
National Workshop on Jal Jeevan Mission, 8-10 June, 2022