Jal Jeevan Mission
Vastav Irava, Sanjana Malhotra & Avani Kapur
Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) is Government of India’s (GoI’s) rural drinking water programme to provide functional tap connections to every household for drinking, cooking, and other domestic needs on a sustainable basis by 2024. It subsumes the previous National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, this brief uses government data to report on:
■ GoI allocations, releases, and expenditures;
■ Component-wise trends;
■ Progress on coverage; and
■ The 100 days programme to ensure water supply in schools and Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).