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26 million families given piped drinking water under Jal Jeevan: PM Modi

Govt has so far provided over 58 mn tap-water connections, covering 30% of rural households. So far, Goa is the only state with 100% tap water coverage

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Uttar Pradesh is among the five states which has the least number of functional household tap water connections with around 6 per cent coverage so far in the rural areas

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
More than 26 million families have been provided with piped drinking water connections under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the past one and a half years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, while laying the foundation stone for rural drinking water supply projects in the two districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The projects are expected to be completed in the next two years.
 
The projects — estimated to cost over Rs 5,555 crore — will provide household tapwater connections to all the 2,995 villages in the two districts of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra, benefiting 4.2 million people.
 
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First Published: Nov 22 2020 | 3:37 PM IST

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