Some 300 schemes covering nearly 500 villages and 46,000-plus households under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) were approved recently worth Rs 415 crore, Public Health Engineering Minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar said today.
The JJM is a central scheme meant to connect every household in the country with piped water by December 2022.
Ninety percent of the funds come from the central government, with the remaining 10 percent coming from the state. The state government aims to cover more than 2 lakh households by March this year.
Tongkhar also maintained that the government is also committed to finding ways and means to fund water connections to urban households.
“I’m hopeful that 2021 will be a year where the MDA (Meghalaya Democratic Alliance) government completes all pending projects that failed to materialize in previous years,” he added.