LUCKNOW Uttar Pradesh has overtaken Maharashtra to emerge as second state on the record of Indian states in offering the best variety of water connections to rural areas, Jal Shakti division officers mentioned on Monday. As of now, Bihar tops the record.
“Regardless of having the most important rural inhabitants in the nation, the state has carried out the Har Ghar Jal (water in every house) scheme beneath the Jal Jeevan Mission, offering 1,12,97,534 purposeful family faucet water connections (FHTCs) to push Maharashtra with 1,11,22,327 FHTCs, behind, the officers mentioned in a launch.
UP has ensured over 40,000 water connections each day reaching lakhs of rural households. The scheme’s implementation was being monitored immediately by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, they added.
“UP ranks first on the nationwide record in offering each day water connections to over 50% rural households. It’s adopted by Bihar in this class,” mentioned officers.
“Badaun, Shravasti, Lucknow, Kasganj, Kanpur Dehat, and Sant Ravidas Nagar have achieved vital progress in guaranteeing water availability and are included in the nationwide rating of offering water connections to 50% households by Might 14, 2023. Now, Lucknow and Kanpur are additionally on the record of 32 UP districts offering clear ingesting faucet water to greater than 50% rural households. Among the many districts that present water connections to 25% rural households, Hardoi ranks first, adopted by Aligarh,” officers added.
“UP is an inspiring instance for different states in implementing the Har Ghar Jal mission. We’re setting newer objectives for us. The goal is to make sure that no poor lacks entry to clear ingesting faucet water at their doorstep,” mentioned Jal Shakti minister Swatantra Dev.