CM says water connections to all by 2020-end




Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the government will provide water connections to all households by  the end of this year.

The announcement came after Sawant  attended a video conferencing meeting on Thursday, which  was chaired by  Union  Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and  Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria.

At the meeting, Sawant reiterated Goa’s commitment to provide regular supply of safe drinking water and “100 per cent water connections” to all Goan households by 2020-end.

A meeting had been  recently chaired by  the Union secretary for drinking water and sanitation, where the state   had presented its annual action plan for 2020-21.

Chief Secretary Parimal Rai had assured the Centre of providing 100 per cent water connections by 2021.

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019, the Jal Jeevan Mission aims at  ensuring   regular supply of adequate drinking water to every rural household.

The  Jal Shakti ministry has been  working closely with states and Union territories to achieve the mission’s objectives.