The Chief Minister has approved the fund for the Har Ghar Nal Yojana being run in the state with the help of the Central Government. CM Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal of financial sanction of Rs 4877.71 crore for 22 big water supply projects going on in Jal Jeevan Mission. The work of Jal Jeevan Mission will be taken forward with this fund. Work will be done on providing tap water to every household through 22 big projects.
The Central Government’s share in the financial sanction amount is 1991.79 crores, while the State Government’s share is 2885.92 crores. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, 60 percent of the money is being given by the state government and 40 percent by the central government, to provide tap water to every household. The state government has been demanding to increase the share amount of the center from the very beginning. CM Ashok Gehlot has written a letter to the central government demanding to increase the share of the Center to 90 percent in the Har Ghar Nal Yojana. Due to the changed funding pattern, the central schemes are now burdening the states more. In Jal Jeevan Mission too much burden is coming on the state governments.
80 percent of rural households still do not have water connection
Har Ghar Nal Yojana is a central government scheme. In this, a target has been set to provide tap water to every household by 2024. In this scheme, a target has been set to provide tap connections to 30 lakh households by March 2022. There are 1.01 crore rural households in Rajasthan, out of which 19.61 lakh households have water connections. So far, water has reached 19.3 percent of the households. Water is to be supplied to 80 lakh households in rural areas by 2024.