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A tap for every home: India adds 20 mn water connections in a single year

The challenge is bigger in some states, especially Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, where less than 5 per cent population has access to tap water

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Drinking water | water wastage

Ruchika Chitravanshi 



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Only nine districts in the country boast a tap connection in each household

India added nearly 20 million tap water connections in a single year, taking the total coverage to over 51 million, pushed by the Jal Jeevan Mission launched during the last Independence Day. Providing all households with piped water connection by 2024 means covering another 138 million homes.

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First Published: Fri, August 21 2020. 06:02 IST

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