India reaches piped water to 35 million village homes

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In less than two years after it was announced, the Central Government’s Jal Jeevan Mission programme has reached drinking water to 35.3 million rural households across the country.

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India has achieved the milestone of reaching piped water to 35.3 million rural households under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) programme, a release from the Central Government’s Ministry of Jal Shakti has said. Out of this, 5 million connections were provided after January 1 alone.

Further, every family living in 52 districts and 77 thousand villages in the country is getting assured tap water supply in their homes. Now 67.6 million or 35.24 per cent, i.e., more than one-third of rur