Ranchi: Lok Sabha MP Sanjay Seth raised question in the Lok Sabha, said, What steps have been taken by the Centre for clean drinking water in Jharkhand, as well as regarding the cleaning of the polluted reservoir, Answering this question, Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Visheshwar Tudu said that under the Jal Jeevan Mission, an amount of Rs 10865 crore was allocated to Jharkhand by the Government of India in the last 5 years.
The state government utilized only Rs 3065 crore. To complete the Jal Jeevan Mission work for the financial year 2023-24, the Government of India allocated an amount of 4722 crores for Jharkhand. Till now the state government has not withdrawn any amount from it.
The Union Minister has given this answer in the House. The Union Minister said in a written reply that in the year 2019, 267 crores, 572 crores in 2020-21, 2479 crores in 2021-22, 2825 crores in 2022-23 and ₹ 4722 in 2024 have been allocated. Has been done. In comparison, the state government is unable to utilize these funds. n the year 2019, the Jharkhand government used Rs 291 crores, while in 2020-21 Rs 143 crores were used, in 2021-22 Rs 512 crores were used while in 2022-23 Rs 2119 crores were used.
Out of the amount released in the current financial year, no withdrawal has been made so far. The Union Minister informed that according to the report provided by the State Government, tap water connections have been provided to 20.50 lakh rural households in Jharkhand in the past.
Similarly, by July 2023, out of 61.28 lakh rural households in the state, 23 lakh households have been reported to be supplied with tap water. Citing the state government, the Union Minister said in the Lok Sabha that pollution of major water bodies and reservoirs falling in the state
The responsibility of freeing and cleaning is a state subject. The State Government has informed that at present no water body in Jharkhand is polluted.
The Government of India has been helping all the states including Jharkhand through important schemes like Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Amrit Jal Purti Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission. , the state government has been able to spend only 30% of that amount.
MP Sanjay Seth said, this figure shows that the state government is deliberately trying to fail the schemes of the Government of India in the state so that the central government can be blamed for it.
The state government has done the work of spreading this illusion that no reservoir of Jharkhand Ranchi is polluted. While this news has been coming regularly in the media that water bodies in Jharkhand have been polluted on a large scale.
It is a very unfortunate situation that when the central government is giving money for the progress and development of the state with open arms, then the state government should also use it with full honesty.