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 funds, the Jal Shakti Ministry stated 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 stated.
“As a result of gradual 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.
74 lakh FHTCs (useful family faucet connections) in 2022-23 and 2023-24,” the ministry stated.
To attain these fascinating targets, the state has to hurry up the implementation by four-fold, the ministry confused.
“To provide every household with assured tap water supply on a regular and long-term basis, the Central Government allocated Rs 6,998. 97 crore grant to West Bengal under Jal Jeevan Mission for the year 2021-22,” the ministry stated.
Sad over the tempo of labor below the Jal Jeevan Mission in West Bengal, the Jal Shakti Ministry stated the state has proven “dismal performance” in its implementation.
Final 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.