Aiming to provide piped water supply to all households, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced from the Red Fort the Jal Jeevan Mission, Sitharaman said while presenting the Union Budget for 2020-21.
"Our government has approved Rs 3.60 trillion for this mission. During the year 2020-21, the scheme would be provided budget of Rs 11,500 crore," she said.
The scheme places emphasis on augmenting local water sources, recharging existing sources and will promote water harvesting and de-salination, the minister noted.
Cities with over a million population will be encouraged to meeting this objective during the current year itself, she added.