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The Union authorities has elevated the central grant to Tamil Nadu beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission fourfold to Rs 3,691.21 crore in 2021-22 from Rs 921.99 crore within the earlier 12 months. The Nationwide Jal Jeevan Mission has launched Rs 614.35 crore to the state as the primary tranche, mentioned a launch by the ministry of Jal Shakti.
Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, whereas approving the fourfold improve, has assured full help to the state to supply faucet water provide to each rural house by 2024.
Of the 1.26 crore households in Tamil Nadu, 40.36 lakh (31.80%) have been supplied faucet water connections. On August 15, 2019, when the Jal Jeevan Mission was launched, solely 21.65 lakh (17.06%) households had faucet water provide. In 22 months, 18.70 lakh (14.74%) households have been supplied connections, in response to the discharge.
There are nonetheless 86.53 lakh households with out faucet water provide. With the present tempo of 16.13 lakh households in 2020-21, to succeed in the goal by 2024, the state wants to extend its tempo by 179%, it mentioned.
The state authorities is but to current its Annual Motion Plan for 2021-22 to make sure faucet water provide to each rural family. The Nationwide Jal Jeevan Mission has requested the state to finalise and current the plan on the earliest, the assertion mentioned.
Shekhawat has written to the Tamil Nadu chief minister, urging him to speed up the tempo of the work.
In 2020-21, Tamil Nadu might draw solely Rs 544.51 crore of the Centre’s grant of Rs 921.99 crore. This 12 months, with the four-fold improve in allocation, the unspent steadiness of Rs 377.48 crore, the shortfall of Rs 290.79 crore within the state’s matching share in 2020-21, and the state’s matching share this 12 months, Tamil Nadu has an assured availability of Rs 8,428.17 crore beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission for water provide work, the discharge mentioned.