Centre increases Kerala's grant to ensure tap water supply to every home

The increase in tap water supply coverage in Kerala has been less than 10% against the national average of 22%.

GN Bureau | June 17, 2021


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 The centre government has increased the grant to Kerala under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the year 2021-22 to Rs 1,804.59 Crore, which was Rs 404.24 Crore in 2020-21. 

In Kerala, on 15th August 2019, at the time of the launch of Jal Jeevan Mission, out of 67.14 lakh households, only 16.64 lakh (24.78%) households had a tap water supply. In the last 22 months, 6.36 lakh households in the state have been provided tap water connections. Thus, now 23.00 lakh households (34.26%) in the state have a provision of a tap water supply. However, the increase in tap water supply coverage in the State has been less than 10% against the national average of 22%, says the press note released by the ministry. 
 
At present, in Kerala, there are still 44.14 lakh households without provision of a tap water supply.  Under Jal Jeevan Mission, the state government has planned to provide tap water connections to 29.37 lakh households in 2021-22, 6.68 lakh in 2022-23 and 5.54 lakh in 2023-24 to achieve the goal of every household with assured tap water supply. The Ministry of Jal Shakti has expressed its deep concern about the very slow pace of implementation as only 4.04 lakh households were provided tap water connections in 2020-21.

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