India achieved 100 million rural tap water connections

On August 19, 2022, India crossed the milestone of achieving 100 million rural tap water connections. Of these, more than 70 million tap water connections have been provided in the past three years under the Jal Jee­van Mission. Before the launch of the scheme in 2019, over 160 million people lacked access to piped water. The success of the mission is attributed to people’s participation, the partnership of stakeholders and the optimum use of resources