New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that his government will spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore on its ambitious ‘Jai Jeevan Mission’ to give access to piped water to every rural household by 2024.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day. Modi said that his government is committed to ensuring that every household has access to tap water.
Modi said that the Central and State governments will work together to achieve the goal. Modi said that his government will continue to work towards conservation of water and rainwater harvesting.
The ‘Jai Jeevan Mission’ was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first budget on July 5.
Modi in his first tenure has announced Swachch Bharat Mission and Ayushman Bharat Mission from the ramparts of Red Fort.