The government has also started the work of mapping aquifers and by next March, it will cover mapping of all the critical districts in the country.
The Union Jal Shakti Minister said that the Centre would give 50 per cent of funds for Jal Jeevan Mission and it would be implemented with community participation.
The main agenda of the meeting is the linking of rivers, as well as the shortage of drinking water in Chennai and the Cauvery river water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will leave for New Delhi on Monday on a two-day visit.
Even though the meeting was initially scheduled to be held on October 16, it was later postponed to Monday.
The delegation from the State, led by its president Kanna Lakshminarayana, apprised the Union Minister of the status of the progress made.
The BJP leaders, after visiting the project site, felt that the YSRC could have first exposed the alleged irregularities committed by the previous TDP regime before going for reverse tendering.
A subject like water needs to be treated holistically, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat says, as he speaks to TNIE about the challenges in conserving water.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the Chairman of the Delhi Jal Board, said he was thankful to Shekhawat for his comments.
‘Cong is in a state of confusion as party’s leaders are supporting NDA’
State Drinking Water and Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched ‘Vasudha Yojana’ to provide drinking water to villages in Odisha.
Polavaram project decision to be in favour of Andhra, Centre: Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
However, Shekhawat said the Centre will take a final call on approving reverse tendering after going through the report submitted by the Polavaram Project Authority (PPA).
Addressing state minister's conference on Jal Jeevan Mission here, Shekhawat exuded confidence and said that the target would be achieved if all the stakeholders walk together.
They are playing a mind game just like the TDP to cover up their failures.
Gajendra Shekhawat's comments assume importance as after the Pulwama terror attack early February and Delhi's retaliatory bombing of a terror camp in Balakot, the bilateral ties have hit new lows.