1.72 lakh households benefit from Functional Household Tap Connection scheme in the state as drive gains momentum
Lucknow: In a major achievement for the Yogi government, 1.72 lakh rural households have benefitted from the Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) across all the districts in Uttar Pradesh under the ambitious Jal Jeevan Mission.
Before the Jal Jeevan Mission was implemented in the state, only 1.96 percent of rural households, which is around 5.16 lakh homes, had functional household tap connections. However, since Yogi’s government came into power in Uttar Pradesh, FHTCs have been provided to 89.51 thousand homes between the period from August 16, 2019 to March 31, 2023. Now, accelerating this process, the Yogi government has made FHTCs available to 77.42 thousand rural homes from April 1, 2023 to October 16, 2023.
The efffort is in line with the Yogi government’s motive to provide clean drinking water to every home in the state and is making rapid progress in this direction. As a result of their efforts, they have successfully provided connections to 1.72 lakh homes under the Jal Jeevan Mission, achieving 65.45 percent of the total target of 2.62 lakh homes.
Mahoba tops in FHTC coverage in the state
In the direction of providing functional household tap connections, the percentage of 8 districts of Uttar Pradesh crossed 90. At the same time, there were two districts in the top 10 ranking whose percentage was more than 89. Among the districts that excelled in meeting the set FHTC coverage targets, Mahoba stood at the top with a remarkable 97.57 percent.
Following closely were Lalitpur with 96.78 percent, Mirzapur with 96.28 percent, Jhansi with 95.61 percent, Banda with 93.79 percent, Chitrakoot with 91.06 percent, and Shamli and Bagpat with 90 percent, all contributing to the top 10 districts in FHTC coverage in rural areas under the Jal Jeevan Mission.