More than 50,000 tube-wells have become defunct across Jharkhand amid a spell of sweltering heat, as per data of the Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS) Department.
According to a top official of the department, however, work to repair these tube-wells at the earliest is on.
Jharkhand has a total of 4,40,767 tube-wells across 24 districts, of which 51,152 are not operational, the data showed.
DWS Secretary Prashant Kumar told reporters that undre the ‘Jal Jivan Mission’ in Jharkhand, tap water connections will be provided to 59,23,320 rural households by 2024.
According to him, a total of 11,60,370 households have been provided tap water connections till March 31, 2022. We have set a target of 22 lakh households in 2022-23 and 25.62 lakh households in 2023-24.
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