Jharkhand: A multi-disciplinary team from the National Jal Jeevan Mission will be in Jharkhand, (starting from 14 to 17 December) visiting three districts: Ranchi, Seraikela Kharsawan, and Purbhi Singham to understand ground situation, discuss progress and expedite implementation of the mission.
Various villages are visited by team members throughout the visit. The visiting team is addressing several aspects of the mission's progress and execution in the mission, as well as the saturation strategy for achieving 100 percent coverage of all households for the provision of tap water connections. They interact with district officials, local village residents, Gram Panchayat members, and others. They communicate with the State team after their visit to the districts to apprise them of various factors.
By March 2022, Jharkhand intends to provide tap water to all rural families, as well as schools, anganwadi centres, ashramshalas, and other public institutions. Jharkhand is home to around 3 percent of India's rural households, yet the state will provide approximately 4.7 percent of the country's remaining tap water connections. Only 9.79 lakh (17 percent) of the 59.23 lakh rural households have access to clean drinking water. So far, the state has connected 2.39 lakh (24.5 percent) of the 9.5 lakh houses expected to be connected in 2021-22.