Har Ghar Jal Yojana

To meet the rising aspirations of people living in villages to have piped water supply in their homes, since August 2019, Government of India is implementing Jal Jeevan Mission, in partnership with States to make provision of tap water supply to every rural household and public institutions in villages like schools, anganwadi centres, ashramshalas (tribal residential schools), health centres, Gram Panchayat building, etc., by 2024. The estimated outlay of the mission is Rs. 3.60 lakh Crore, out of which Central share is Rs. 2.08 lakh Crore.

At the time of announcement of Jal Jeevan Mission, out of 18.93 Crore rural households, 3.23 Crore (17%) households were reported to have tap water connections. So far, 5.72 Crore (29.63%) rural households have been provided with tap water connections in last 29 months. Thus, as of date, out of 19.28 Crore rural households in the country, 8.95 Crore (46.41%) households are reported to have tap water supply in their homes. So far, provision of tap water supply have been made in 8.45 lakh (82%) schools and 8.64 lakh (77%) anganwadi centres and 3.40 lakh (74%) health centres/ Gram Panchayat building etc. have been made.


The State/ UT, district & village-wise status of tap water connection in rural households, schools and anganwadi centres etc. as reported by States/ UTs is in public domain and available on JJM dashboard at:


With assured tap water supply, JJM is playing a significant role in bringing ‘ease of living’ for rural community, especially women. Assured availability of safe drinking water in the household premises will improve the health and thereby socio-economic condition of rural population and will also bring down the drudgery of rural women, especially girls, who travel long distances to bring water home. With the implementation of the mission, participation of women in income generation opportunities is also expected to improve thereby reducing loss of school days for girls and adverse health impacts.

This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written  reply in Lok Sabha today.




    Source PIB