Not even 1 in 5 Indian rural households gets piped water, govt tells Parliament

  1. The Jal Shakti Ministry has told the Parliament that only 18% of India’s rural households have access to piped water.
  2. The Ministry has also reiterated that it aims to supply piped water to all rural households under its Jal Jeevan Mission.
  3. Jal Jeevan Mission seeks to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections (HarGharJal) to all rural households by 2024
  4. The Mission will focus on integrated demand and supply-side management of water at the local level. It seeks to implement source sustainability measures recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
  5. The Jal Jeevan Mission seeks to converge with other Central and State Government Schemes to achieve its objectives of sustainable water supply management across India.