One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programmes, the Jal Jeevan Mission, might not be able to achieve the target set for it of 100 per cent tap water coverage for households by 2024, but the government is confident that it will come close.
This would mean nearly doubling the current coverage of 57 per cent under the scheme, launched in 2019, to about 90 per cent by 2024.
Budgetary allocation has been raised by 27 per cent for financial year 2023-24 (FY24) to ensure that there is no delay in the programme due to paucity of funds. For instance, if contractors do not get paid on time then the pace of work suffers.
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