Bengaluru: Water is the elixir of life. It is everyone’s basic need. But in India, water is not easily available to everyone. The Narendra Modi-led Union government is working overtime to ensure every citizen gets access to clean drinking water. 

You may be surprised to know that the government has exceeded its target so far since its launch in 2019. The flagship ‘Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’ has provided tapped water to approximately 4 crore rural households, which is almost 20% more than the target, reports add. 

The initiative since the launch in 2019 has provided over 4.03 rural households with tap water connections, which is more than the number of rural households with water connections at that time. 100% rural households of Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands now have tap water connections with states like Puducherry, Haryana and Gujarat inching close to the cent per cent mark, according to the Jal Sakti ministry, OpIndia notes. 

Jal Jeevan Mission is an endeavour to provide good potable water to people on a consistent and long-term basis. 

The website notes that extensive planning exercise was undertaken by the States/ UTs following ‘bottom-up approach’. Accordingly, they have firmed up the Action Plan to provide tap water connection to every rural household. While implementing, states are giving priority to water quality-affected areas, village in drought prone and desert areas, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe majority villages, aspirational districts and Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna villages.