The Jal Shakti Ministry has told the Parliament that
only 18% of India’s rural households have access to piped water.
The Ministry has also reiterated that it aims to
supply piped water to all rural households under its Jal Jeevan Mission.
Jal Jeevan Mission seeks to provide safe and
adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections (HarGharJal) to all rural households by
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.
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.