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Clean water for every Indian household has been a prime agenda point of the Indian Government. To this end, the Jal Jeevan Mission was announced on August 15, 2019. It aims to provide clean drinking water to all as well as augment local water resources and promote desalination programmes. In Budget 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Jal Jeevan Mission was being allocated Rs 3.6 trillion, of which the upcoming fiscal will see Rs 115 billion being pumped in.

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In just seven months of 2019-20 (September 2019 to March 2020), around 84.83 lakh rural households have been provided with tap connections. However, during the last week of March 2020, the COVID-19 related lockdown was implemented across India and all work (related to inf