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Jal Shakti department asked to provide drinking water in all schools by August 15

Last Updated on July 26, 2021 at 6:53 pm

The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a meeting to review the progress achieved under the centrally sponsored scheme ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ in Jammu and Kashmir.

Commissioner/Secretary Jal Shakti Department and Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission along with concerned officers of the Department participated in the meeting.

It was informed that the Department has provided new functional household tap connections (FHTC) to 21,650 households during the current financial year. The Department has also covered more than 90% schools and anganwadi centres, 51% health institutions and 34% gram panchayats under the scheme.

It was informed that during 2021-22, 1,97,593 households in Kashmir province and 4,90,583 households in Jammu province will be connected with functional household tap connections.
The Chief Secretary directed the Department to provide all schools and anganwadi centres with functional water connections before 15th August 2021.