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BJP promises piped water to all by 2024, end trend of reducing funds

BJP promises piped water to all by 2024, end trend of reducing funds

The BJP in its manifesto for the general elections has announced that, if elected back to power, it would launch a ‘Jal Jivan Mission’, under which it will introduce a special programme, ‘Nal se Jal’, to ensure piped water for every household by 2024.

Data from the Union government shows, in the last five years of the NDA government, the highest number of piped water connections provided in a single year was 3.6 million. In order to meet the target, the BJP has promised in its 2019 manifesto that the Union government would have to provide more than 36.5 ...

First Published: Tue, April 09 2019. 12:01 IST
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