India’s Water Sector Investment From 2019 to 2024 is an Estimated $210 Billion: Jal Shakti Minister

WD News: India’s estimated investment in the water sector from 2019 to 2024 at $210 billion is the highest in the world, said Union Jal Shakti Minister Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. The Minister added that access to tap water has grown from 16% to 54% of Indian households in 2019, as per a press release.

The minister was speaking at a business leadership programme in Coimbatore district held recently.

Shri Shekhawat listed the Central government’s undertakings under the Jal Jeevan Mission to ensure adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections to all households in rural areas by 2024. He also spoke about the leveraging of technology to craft innovative solutions. “We started training the ladies in the villages and gave them hand-held devices to test the quality (of water) on all basic 12 parameters. They can test the water in their village frequently,” he stated.

Source: The Hindu
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