INR 111.20 crore released to Nagaland under JJM scheme
Kohima, May 25 (EMN): The government of India has announced the release of INR 1, 605 crore to eight north-eastern states, including Nagaland, for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JMM) to provide tap water supply to rural homes in the financial year 2021-22.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti updated on Tuesday that INR 111.20 crore has been released to Nagaland out of the total INR 444.81 crore allocation for the state under the scheme.
A total of INR 9,261.85 crore has been allocated for the eight north-eastern states, out of which INR 1,605 crore has been released. Arunachal Pradesh has got INR 253.38 cr. against INR 1,013.53 cr. allocation; Assam- INR 700 cr. against INR 5,601.16 cr.; Manipur- INR 120.30 cr. against INR 481.19 cr.; Meghalaya- INR 169.60 cr. against INR 678.39 cr.; Mizoram- INR 75.97 cr. against INR 303.89 cr.; Sikkim- INR 31.20 against INR 124.79 cr.; and Tripura- INR 142.91 against INR 614.09 cr.
The update stated that ‘out of the Central fund allocated under Jal Jeevan Mission, 93% of the fund is to be utilised on developing water supply infrastructure, 5% on support activities and 2% on water quality monitoring and surveillance activities’, adding that the Central funds are released by the Union Government based on the output in terms of tap water connections to be provided in the States/ UTs and the utilisation of available Central and matching State share. It went on to assert that there are about 90 lakh rural households in all the NE states, with maximum 63.35 lakh in Assam. In 2020-21, about 11 lakh new tap water connections were provided in these States, and today 16.27 lakh households (18%) in the region are said to be getting tap water supply in these States compared to 3.2 lakh (3%) households on August 15, 2019, when Prime Minister announced the Jal Jeevan Mission.