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Title: 20 million rural houses got tap water in 2019; total at 51 million
Source:Hindustan Times
Date:19 August 2020

Nearly 51 million rural households have now got tap-water connections, of which 20 million were added in the past year. The Jal Jeevan mission to provide every rural household with water supply, which Prime Minister announced in his 2019 Independence speech, needs to expand at a quicker rate to meet its 2024 deadline, an HT analysis based on government data shows. Over 120 million households lack access to clean water near their homes, the highest in the world, according to UN-Water.