The Minister for state expressed his satisfaction in achieving the target of providing drinking water to every household in rural districts.
Haryana state is contributing significantly towards the success of Jal Jeevan Mission, a path-breaking scheme of the Central Government which aims to provide potable drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024. After the attainment of “Har Ghar Jal” status for districts Bhiwani, Sonipat, and Charkhi Dadri, 12 out of 22 districts in the State have achieved the target under this mission. The nine other districts which have already achieved the “Har Ghar Jal” target are Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Panipat, and Rohtak. Aside from that, six of the remaining ten districts have also met or exceeded the target, and six districts are expected to declare themselves “Har Ghar Jal” districts shortly.
The Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Rattan Lal Kataria, expressing his pleasure in achieving 100 percent target in Bhiwani, Sonipat, and Charkhi Dadri districts of Haryana, said that he hoped that 100 percent target in all the districts of the state shall be met sooner than the deadline – 2024. Shri Kataria informed that, in the current financial year 2021-22, the Ministry of Jal Shakti allotted Rs. 1152.19 crore to the Haryana, of which, the first installment of Rs. 256.81 crore has already been released to the state. He praised the efforts of personnel from the Ministry of Jal Shakti in closely monitoring the scheme’s success in all states.
Shri Kataria informed that the entire Ministry works relentlessly to translate the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for universal coverage of potable piped water supply. The move shall decimate the drudgery of rural women as they had to trudge long distances for fetching water for domestic use.
Acknowledging the efforts of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal, Shri Kataria said that though 2024 is the target year for completion of the scheme, the Chief Minister led from the front and assured the Centre to implement this scheme by the year 2022 and, looking at the current pace of implementation, Haryana will achieve 100 percent target within 2021.