SHILLONG, Dec 25 (The CONNEC) – Meghalaya has reached a monumental milestone as it surpassed the national average in the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), achieving 72.37% connections. The State has moved from mere 0.7% of households with tap water connections in 2019 to an impressive 72.37% in 2023.

Meghalaya’s achievement of 4,71,544 connections is a testament to the dedicated efforts of the government in realizing this transformative vision, the Stade government said.

As of August 15, 2019, Meghalaya had 4,550 households (0.70%) with tap water connections. And to quantify this achievement, Meghalaya have grown from under 5,000 tap water connections in 2019 to a state of nearing 5 lakh connections.

Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma expressed the confidence that the State will be able to fulfil the 100 % target.

Apart from giving connections, he said, the government has challenges pertaining of the water source. “Hence, we are working with all concerned departments such as Water Resources, Soil Conservation, Forest Department, and others to see how we could mitigate and adapt to these kinds of challenges that we are facing,” he said.