By 2024, every household will have clean water in taps: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
New Delhi : Jal Shakti Minister of the newly formed union cabinet, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, on Tuesday assured that the government has decided to increase the coverage of piped water in Indian households to 100 per cent from the current 18 per cent by 2024.
He said the actions will be under the 'Nal Se Jal' mission that aims to provide clean drinking tap water to the 14 crore households in India.
Stressing on the fact that the water is a state subject as per the Constitution, he said that it can be achieved only through collective efforts and a public movement.
“It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolution to provide drinking water to all by 2024. The plan is to provide piped water to every household in the country,” he said.
However, if facts are to be checked then major section of the nation falls in the area of water crisis with depleting water resources.
Addressing the concern, Shekhawat said, “We want to work with states as part of cooperative federalism to deal with the issue of water shortage. We also need a public movement to make this mission successful.”
“We need a holistic and integrated approach to address the issue. We need to keep it above politics,” he added.