The Central Government has assured to allocate Meghalaya Government an amount of Rs 3,700 crore for 2023-24 for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Meghalaya, informed Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday while presenting the budget.
Sangma said Meghalaya has been among the top performers in the Jal Jeevan Mission.
He also asserted The number of households with tap connections has increased from 4,550 in 2019 to almost 3 lakhs today.
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The Chief Minister informed, “We have set an ambitious target to provide tap connections to all the 6.3 lakh households in 2023-24.”
He also informed the Government have completed water supply schemes worth Rs 220 crore over the last five years.”
He further informed the water supply projects in Upper Shillong, Greater Sohra, Greater Baghmara, Tura and Greater Raliang, West Jaintia Hills.
For the year 2023-24, Sangma said they will complete long pending water supply schemes of Greater Ampati, Nongstoin urban and Greater Rymbai, East Jaintia Hills costing about Rs 400 crore.
The implementation of the Williamnagar Water Supply Scheme costing Rs. 121 crore has been initiated, he also said.
The Chief Minister informed he is allocating Rs. 182 crore for the water supply sector from State resources for 2023-24.
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Combining the Rs. 3,700 crore that the State will be receiving from the Union Government for the Jal Jeevan Mission, he said the total targeted expenditure for water supply schemes for 2023-24 stands at Rs. 3,882 crore.