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Malerkotla, Faridkot and Jalandhar receive praise from Centre for providing 100 percent clean and safe water facility to all rural households

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, September 7

 Malerkotla, Faridkot and Jalandhar districts have secured a place in certified pan India list by Government of India (GoI) for providing 100 percent clean and safe water facility to all rural households under the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal’.

On occasion of achieving this milestone, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bram Shankar Jimpa has congratulated all the officials, residents and public representatives of these districts who have worked to achieve this goal. Union Minister of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has also congratulated Punjab for this achievement through a tweet.

Jimpa informed that 9 districts have secured their place among these distinctive districts across the country to provide 100 percent clean water to village homes through pipes and Malerkotla, Faridkot and Jalandhar have made their place in the list of these 9 districts.

 He further added that Malerkotla, which has a total rural population of 2.58 lakh, has covered 49881 rural households with piped drinking water, while Faridkot with the total rural population of 4.09 lakh has covered 78408 rural households with safe drinking water. Similarly, Jalandhar who have a total rural population of 11.12 lakh, has covered 223400 rural households with piped drinking water.

  WSS minister said that Punjab already provided piped water to 34.24 lakh rural households under ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ and a total 11933 villages and 20 districts have been covered with 100% piped water supply. He said that under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, we have set the target to cover 100% area of Punjab up to December 2022 against the national target of 2024. He also informed that the state government has already provided tap connections to Aanganwadi Centres, Panchayats, Dispensaries, and Schools.

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