Madhya Pradesh Public Health Engineering Department has approved a Rs. 11,000 crore project for supplying drinking water to rural areas of 18 districts in the state under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
As per the plan approved, this scheme will provide functional tap water connections to 9.3 lakh families of 6261 villages. The 18 districts in MP covered under this scheme are Bhopal, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Vidisha, Raisen, Ratlam, Chhindwara, Mandla, Chhatarpur, Datia, Shivpuri, Khargone, Khandwa, Betul, Sagar, Damoh and Tikamgarh.
JJM / Jal Jeevan Mission, originally launched as Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme in 1972, is a Central Government sponsored scheme to provide functional tap connections to every rural household by 2024.