7 Crore Rural Families Given Piped Water Connection In 3 Years: PM Modi
According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seven crore rural families now have access to piped water as a result of his administration’s Jal Jeevan Mission, which has enabled the nation reach the landmark of 10 crore such connections in villages.
He was speaking via video link at a Goa government-organized event to commemorate the state’s rural households now having access to piped water in every home. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister for Jal Shakti, and Pramod Sawant, the Chief Minister of Goa, attended the event in Panaji.
“In the seven decades since the Independence, only three crore rural households had piped water. But in the last three years, since the announcement of this mission, our government has connected seven crore additional rural households through tap water,” PM Modi said.
“The achievement of 10 crore milestone reflects the Centre’s commitment towards provision of water and preservation of environment,” he added.
According to PM Modi, 16 crore rural families relied on other water sources at the time he announced the Jal Jeevan Mission.
We could hardly support such a sizable population, he said.
According to PM Modi, the Jal Jeevan Mission’s achievement is a result of public support, stakeholder collaboration, political will, and efficient resource usage.
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