State aims to provide potable water to every household by 2024
Kohima, Feb. 20 (EMN): The state Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) informed that the Ministry of Jal Shakti, department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, had introduced a national flagship programme, Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by subsuming the National Rural Drinking Water (NRDWP) from 2019-20.
The mission aims to provide functional household tap connection (FHTC) to every rural household in the country by 2024 with a minimum water supply level of 55 litres per person per day.
The PHED informed that it is taking up JJM schemes in 466 habitations during 2020-21, “targeting to provide functional household tap connections to 1,46,826 households”. It stated that 76 habitations have achieved 100% FHTC till date and have become Har Ghar Jal villages.