Uttarakhand government is planning to start a new Rupees 1 Tap Water Connection Scheme under Jal Jeevan Mission. In this scheme, the state govt. will provide water connection in all households across the state at a nominal Rs. 1 per house. The announcement to start “Ek Rupaiye Mai Paani Ka Connection” Scheme has been made by the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
CM announced Rs. 1 Tap Water Connection Scheme in Uttarakhand on 6 July 2020. CM inaugurated the Mukhyamantri Swarojgar Yojana in dairy development at Dudhli in Dehradun district on the same day. Honourable CM Rawat has launched a milch animal purchase programme under the Integrated Cooperative Development Project and the Ganga Cow Mahila Dairy Yojana.
Uttarakhand becomes 1st state in the country where a scheme such as Mukhyamantri Swarojgar Yojana has been launched.
Uttarakhand Rupees 1 Tap Water Connection Scheme – Jal Jeevan
On 6 July 2020, CM Rawat announced Rupees 1 Tap Water Connection Scheme in Uttarakhand under the Jal Jeevan Mission. In this new scheme, tap water would be supplied to every household at a nominal cost of Rs 1. The state govt. is trying to provide clean drinking water to all people living in the Uttarakhand state. Currently, the cost of drinking water connection is Rs. 2,350 but not every villager can afford this amount.
So under the Jal Jeevan Mission scheme, water connection will be given to each household in the state for only Re 1. With the launch of Mukhyamantri Swarojgar Yojana in dairy development, the govt. aims to increase the production of milk in the state. Under the CM Self Employment scheme, milch animals will be brought from outside the state.
Uttarakhand govt. is also planning to conserve the Badri cow breed. Now the state govt. is making efforts to increase Badri cows milk production as there is a great demand for ghee made from Badri cows milk. CM has announced that district supply officer would be held responsible for any mismanagement for distribution of ration under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana.
The state govt. aims to provide benefits of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana to all eligible beneficiaries. The Uttarakhand govt. will take strict action on any irregularity or misconduct in the implementation of PMGKAY Scheme. The secretary for food will regularly review work done under the scheme to ensure that no poor person in the state goes hungry.
Free ration has been made available to every person for the past 3 months amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic outbreak. Moreover, the state govt. has also arranged free ration for stranded migrants who returned to their native state amid the easing of lockdown restrictions.
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According to the state food and civil supplies department, 61.94 lakh people in Uttarakhand have been given food grains for free between April and June under PMGKAY. Each person is entitled to get 5 Kg of rice or wheat and 1 Kg of pulse per family for free in one month.