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Meghalaya Surpasses National Average in Household Tap Connections: A Milestone for Jal Jeevan Mission

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In a significant achievement, Meghalaya has exceeded the national average in Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs), marking a milestone in the state’s commitment to providing clean and accessible water to its residents. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma shared the news, stating that Meghalaya has reached 4,71,544 FHTCs, accounting for an impressive 72.37%, which surpasses the national average of 72.1%.

The accomplishment is attributed to the relentless efforts of the Jal Jeevan Mission team in Meghalaya, whose dedication and hard work have propelled the state ahead in the mission to ensure functional tap connections in households. The Jal Jeevan Mission, a flagship initiative of the government of India, aims to provide tap water to every rural household by 2024.

“Expressing his joy over the achievement, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma extended his congratulations to the entire team involved in the Jal Jeevan Mission in Meghalaya. He commended their diligence and unwavering commitment to realizing the vision of 100% FHTCs in the state”.

“Functional Household Tap Connections play a crucial role in ensuring that households have a direct tap water supply, contributing to improved hygiene, sanitation, and overall well-being. Meghalaya’s progress in this regard not only signifies improved access to water but also underscores the state’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of its residents”.

The Chief Minister emphasized that this accomplishment is a stepping stone towards the ultimate goal of achieving 100% FHTCs in Meghalaya. He expressed confidence in the continued efforts of the Jal Jeevan Mission team and reiterated the government’s commitment to providing clean water to every household in the state.

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