The Centre has allotted practically Rs 7,000 crore to West Bengal for the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in 2021-22 in a four-fold rise from final 12 months’s price range, the Jal Shakti Ministry mentioned on Tuesday.
The central allocation for 2019-20 was Rs 995.33 crore and was elevated to Rs 1,614.18 crore in 2020-21, the ministry mentioned.
“Due to sluggish implementation and resultant poor utilisation of funds, the state couldn’t draw the total allotted quantity.
Now, the state has deliberate to implement Jal Jeevan Mission with velocity to offer faucet water connections to 43.
10 lakh rural properties in 2020-21 and 52.
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74 lakh FHTCs (practical family faucet connections) in 2022-23 and 2023-24,” the ministry mentioned.
To obtain these fascinating targets, the state has to hurry up the implementation by four-fold, the ministry careworn.
“To present each family with assured faucet water provide on a daily and long-term foundation, the Central Government allotted Rs 6,998. 97 crore grant to West Bengal below Jal Jeevan Mission for the 12 months 2021-22,” the ministry mentioned.
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Unhappy over the tempo of labor below the Jal Jeevan Mission in West Bengal, the Jal Shakti Ministry mentioned the state has proven “dismal efficiency” in its implementation.
Last month, the Centre had introduced Rs 3,410 crore for Gujarat, Rs 5,117 crore for Madhya Pradesh and Rs 1,605 crore to eight northeastern states below the mission.