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According to information received from the media on November 29, 2023, Pakur and Godda districts of Jharkhand are among the most backward districts of the country under the 'Har Ghar Nal Jal Yojana' under the 'Jal Jeevan Mission'.
- In Pakur district of Jharkhand, only 11.33 percent of households have access to tap water. The total number of houses here is 2,26,943, while so far only 25,711 houses have been provided with tap water.
- In Jharkhand's Godda district, only 18.23 percent of households have access to tap water. The total number of houses here is 3,02,773, while so far only 55,200 houses have been provided with tap water.
- Under this scheme, the progress of Simdega district of Jharkhand has reached close to the national average. Here 70.88 percent of the houses have access to tap water. The total number of households here is 1,30,075, out of which 92,196 households have access to pure drinking water.
- According to the data received so far, the progress of Har Ghar Jal Yojana in the country is 71.07 percent, while Jharkhand is 25 percent behind the national average. So far, only about 46 percent of the households have been provided with pure drinking water.
- Even now, 54 percent of the state's population depends on chapakals, wells, rivers and other natural sources for water.
- The state government has been able to provide piped water to 28.33 lakh households out of 61.76 lakh houses.
- However, in the current financial year, work has been done very fast in Jharkhand. During the last eight months, pure drinking water has been provided to about 7.91 lakh households.
- Significantly, the 'Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme' was started by the Central Government in the year 2019.
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