India has reached the milestone of 50% of rural households having access to tap water, the ministry of Jal Shakti said on Saturday.
In a statement, the ministry said Goa, Telangana, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Pondicherry and Haryana have already achieved 100% household water connections.
Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar cover over 90% of households and are making rapid progress towards achieving ‘Har Ghar Jal’ status.
The Jal Jeevan mission aims to empower Panchayati Raj institutions and communities by engaging them in water supply projects.
More than 9.59 million rural households spread across states and union territories receive water on their premises, he said.
The ministry said that as of May 27, all households in 108 districts, 1,222 blocks, 71,667 grams of panchayats and 1,51,171 villages were supplied with drinking water through taps.
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