All of Delhi rural homes now have piped water

Delhi: 2 March, 2022 (Times of India)

 

NEW DELHI: By connecting the remaining houses in the villages of Badarpur Khadar, Daraula and Ghalibpur, the Delhi government has provided tap water connections to all rural households in the capital.


The last few houses left in these three villages were connected this week, bringing tap water supply to every single household in Delhi’s rural villages, said senior officials. The connections have been provided under Jal Jeevan Mission, funded by Delhi Jal Board (DJB), they added.

 


According to officials, Delhi currently has 34 rural villages comprising 22,841 households with a population of 1.14 lakh. While the national capital had 314 villages in 1921, the number kept falling with each census. According to the 2011 census, Delhi has 105 villages — urban and rural combined — and 113 census towns that have a few urban characteristics.


With this feat, Delhi has got its name added to the list of six other states and Union territories (UT) — Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Goa, Telangana and Haryana — that have achieved the 100% target of connecting all rural households with drinking water supply. Punjab has achieved 99.2% connectivity and may enter the list in the next few days.