New Delhi, November 4: Union Waterpower Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Tuesday that the progress of the Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme is not satisfactory in West Bengal (West Bengal) and Rajasthan while working with the betterment of the scheme in Goa, Telangana, Haryana and Bihar. Has happened. After reviewing this scheme running across the country, the Union Minister of Water Power said that the grant of the states whose performance is unsatisfactory will be withdrawn and distributed to those states whose performance is better which will create competitive spirit in the states. .
During a press conference here after the review meeting, the Minister of Water Power said that there is an unprecedented enthusiasm of the states about the Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme. The states talked openly about their problems, problems, challenges and needs. He said, “We also shared our expectations with all states.” Shekhawat said that Goa is the first state in the country where no rural housing is without a tap connection.
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He said, “Goa has achieved 100 percent target. Telangana and Puducherry are also moving fast towards the 100 percent target. Gujarat, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are also working fast. Some states have set their target 2024, some states have assured to complete by 2022. So there are some states that have promised to meet the target before 2021. ” Regarding the progress of water life mission plan in West Bengal, he said that even today no representative of West Bengal government was present during the meeting. Similarly, in Andhra Pradesh, this scheme is behind the normal situation. However, Andhra Pradesh has assured to perform better.
Shekhawat said that Delhi has done better. However, almost every state except some states are showing their full potential. At the same time, in response to a question about the state of Rajasthan, he said that if Rajasthan has one thousand crores of last year and this year’s budget is fixed, then even after six thousand crores, progress in Rajasthan is expected to be seen, This state is far behind even with average progress. Regarding Uttar Pradesh, he said that this state is big, to give tap connections on a large scale. The state is moving towards achieving its goals by meeting its challenges better.
The Water Power Minister said that out of 19 crore rural houses in the last 70 years, only three crore rural houses were given tap connections whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) launched the Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme on 15 August 2019, five Aimed to provide tap connection to every house within years. He said, “In the 14 months after the launch of 8 schemes, we have been successful in giving twenty five million new tap connections even after the global epidemic like Kovid.”