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Government of India
Ministry of Jal Shakti
16 DEC 2021 3:26PM by PIB Delhi
ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER

As reported by States/ UTs, as on 13.12.2021, out of 17.01 lakh rural habitations in the country, 13.46 lakh (79.11%) having 79.44% population have provision of potable drinking water with supply level of more than 40 litre per capita per day (lpcd) and 3.18 lakh (18.72%) rural habitations having 18.80% population with supply level of less than 40 lpcd with sources at a reasonable distance and 0.37 lakh (2.17%) rural habitations having 1.76% population are reported to have water quality issues in drinking water sources. State/ UT-wise details are annexed.

                Since August, 2019, to make provision of potable tap water supply to every rural household of the country by 2024, Government of India in partnership with States is implementing JalJeevan Mission (JJM). At the time of announcement of JalJeevan Mission, out of 18.93 Crore rural households, 3.23 Crore (17%) households were reported to have tap water connections. In last 27 months, 5.43 Crore (28.2%) rural households have been provided with tap water connections. Thus, as of date, out of 19.22 Crore rural households in the country, 8.66 Crore (45%) households are reported to have tap water supply in their homes.

            This Information was given by the Minister of State for Jal Shakti, ShriPrahlad Singh Patel in a written  reply in LokSabha today.

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Annex

State-wise details of rural habitations with provision of potable water supply

(as on 13.12.2021)

S. No.

State/ UT

Total number of rural habitations

Number of habitations with provision of 40 lpcd or more of potable water

Number of habitations with provision of less than 40 lpcd of potable water

Number of habitations having water sources with quality issues

  1.  

A & N Islands

266

229

37

0

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

48,488

35,316

13,073

99

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

7,866

3,401

4,241

224

  1.  

Assam

87,935

44,861

28,728

14,346

  1.  

Bihar

1,08,161

1,06,962

737

462

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

74,982

73,218

1,580

184

  1.  

Goa

378

378

0

0

  1.  

Gujarat

35,996

35,996

0

0

  1.  

Haryana

7,407

7,273

134

0

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

55,166

39,685

15,481

0

  1.  

Jammu &Kashmir

16,171

7,799

8,369

3

  1.  

Jharkhand

1,24,792

1,17,933

6,683

176

  1.  

Karnataka

58,249

23,846

34,403

0

  1.  

Kerala

15,966

9,398

6,476

92

  1.  

Ladakh

1,412

416

996

0

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

1,27,672

1,12,627

14,959

86

  1.  

Maharashtra

99,587

77,767

21,741

79

  1.  

Manipur

2,976

1,988

988

0

  1.  

Meghalaya

9,646

2,545

7,101

0

  1.  

Mizoram

722

324

398

0

  1.  

Nagaland

1,499

570

929

0

  1.  

Odisha

1,57,102

1,53,592

50

3,460

  1.  

Puducherry

292

292

0

0

  1.  

Punjab

15,230

11,918

2,335

977

  1.  

Rajasthan

1,21,877

53,208

56,565

12,104

  1.  

Sikkim

2,208

931

1,277

0

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

79,329

57,639

21,690

0

  1.  

Telangana

24,028

24,028

0

0

  1.  

Tripura

8,723

5,752

1,892

1,079

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

2,59,895

2,51,570

7,807

518

  1.  

Uttarakhand

38,756

19,401

19,351

4

  1.  

West Bengal

1,07,883

64,638

40,265

2,980

 

Total

17,00,781

13,45,501 (79.11%)

3,18,407 (18.72%)

36,873

(2.17%)

Source: JJM – IMIS