What is Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme (Rural)?
JJM Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 August 2019 on the occasion of Independence Day. About 50% of the country is in rural areas, where people still face water problems. Modi ji started this scheme to provide drinking water to those areas.
According to the data of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, water facility has been provided to more than 65.33 percent families in rural areas in July 2023.
Objective of Jal Jeevan Yojana :
The objective of this scheme is to provide water facilities in the rural areas of the states.
With the increasing population, problems like water are also increasing, there are many rural areas where water facility is not available and people have to walk long distances to fetch water.
Farmers also have to face problems due to lack of water. Seeing all these problems, the government has started Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme / JJM Mission.
Under this mission, water will be supplied to every house through pipe lines in areas where there is no water.
The government has also named this mission as Har Ghar Jal Yojana.
To avail the benefits of the scheme, those beneficiaries who do not have water connection in their house will be considered eligible.
Benefits of JJM (Jal Jeevan Mission) :
Through this scheme, water will be supplied to the areas of the states where there is no water facility.
The benefit of this scheme will be provided to people of both rural and urban areas.
The government will make a provision of a budget of Rs 3.60 lakh crore for this scheme.
Water will be supplied to 6 crore houses through the scheme.
Candidates can also use the water supplied to their homes for drinking.
Now they will not have to go far to get drinking water, which will also save the time of the beneficiaries.
Through the scheme, water connections will also be installed at public places in rural areas.
So far, water connections have been provided in more than 65 percent rural areas.
Jal Jeevan Mission (Rural) Criteria and Eligibility :
To avail the benefits of Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme, the candidate must be a native of the state in which he resides.
For the state of Uttarakhand, under JJM, 90 percent of the funds will be given by the Center and 10 percent by the State Government.
The central government will bear 100 percent of the funds for the north-eastern states including Himachal Pradesh.
To avail the benefits of Jal Jeevan Mission, the candidate should come to a rural area.
The water provided under the scheme should be potable.
To avail the benefits of Gramin Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme, candidates must have some documents like Aadhar Card, Domicile Certificate, Bank Account etc.
The benefit of Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme will be provided to the people coming below the poverty line.