Shimla . Efforts of the state government are now beginning to bear fruit under the Jal Jeevan Mission, so that every family of the state gets easy drinking water at their homes and people do not have to suffer for water. Under the mission, the state government has also succeeded in supplying water from tap to house-to-house of Tshigang village, the country’s highest polling station situated at an altitude of 15 thousand 256 feet in district Lahaul-Spiti.
Despite the challenging circumstances of Kovid-19, the State Government is effectively implementing the Jal Jeevan Mission in the State. Work is being done effectively to implement the state government’s scheme of providing drinking water from every household, tap, due to which this hill state is in the forefront of the states doing excellent work in the implementation of Himachal Pradesh Jal Jeevan Mission across the country. is on.
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Taps are to be installed in about 17 lakh houses in the state, out of which 14 lakh 50 thousand houses have been provided taps so far. After the launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, in a short span of about 18 months, 6 lakh 5 thousand taps have been installed in the state. In order to achieve the target of providing drinking water from tap to every household, a deadline has been set by the Jal Shakti Department of the state government till August 15, 2022, in view of which the department is busy preparing an action plan and implementing it.
Under the Jal Jeevan Mission started in the year 2019, an amount of 2260 crores has been allocated to the state for various works to be done under the Jal Jeevan Mission, out of which 1107 crores have been allocated so far for the implementation of various schemes prepared by the Jal Shakti Department. Rs. On the basis of the performance of various works being done in the state under Jal Jeevan Mission, the state has also received an incentive of Rs 283 crore, which is a matter of pride for the employees of the state, especially the employees of Jal Shakti Department. The state got this incentive because of the better policies and work management of the Jal Shakti Department as well as the hard work of the employees.
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Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, work is being done to provide water at the rate of 55 liters per person per day in the state. In the state, work is being done to bring water to the homes of the people by improving various drinking water schemes and making many new schemes. For the promotion and improvement of 283 drinking water schemes in the State, Plan Estimates (DPRs) worth Rs.1120.24 crore have been prepared. An amount of Rs 288.11 crore has been spent on these projects so far.
A budget provision of Rs 764 crore has been made for the promotion and improvement of various schemes in the state for the year 2021-22. Under Jal Jeevan Mission, 107 projects costing Rs 888 crore have been sent by the state government and ready to be sent to the central government for approval.
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Jal Shakti Minister Mahendra Singh Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh is at the top position in the country in terms of various activities of Jal Jeevan Mission. Under the mission, water has been supplied from tap to the houses of Tshigang village, the country’s highest polling station situated at an altitude of 15 thousand 256 feet in district Lahaul-Spiti. The activities of the Mission are being carried forward without any hindrance so that every household in the state has a tap by August 15, 2022.