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Govt to provide clean drinking water to all by 2024, says minister

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Jal Shakti Minister, said the government is formulating a plan to provide clean drinking water to nearly 14 crore households

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Centre has set a target of providing to all by 2024, said Tuesday.

He said the government is formulating a plan to provide to nearly 14 crore households.

"The has set a target and our party manifesto talks about providing by 2024. There are nearly 14 crore households where clean drinking water is yet to reach," told reporters here.

Narendra Modi, during his poll campaign, had promised to integrate all ministries that look after water-related issues into one ministry. The BJP had also promised to provide clean drinking water to all households in the country.

He said in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha, the coverage of clean drinking water is less than five per cent.

held discussions with officials and ministers from several states looking after water-related issues.

He said an emphasis will also be made on water conservation, citing the widening gap between water supply and demand.

First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 16:45 IST
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