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More than 1000 villages to get tap water connection in J&K under ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’

Last Updated on January 10, 2022 at 1:48 pm

Residents of over 1000 villages in Jammu and Kashmir has received a gift of New Year as they have been provided with a tap water connection under government’s flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission.

According to the data of Jal Shakti Department, over 1077 villages have received Functional Household Tap Water Connections (FHTC).

The progress report of Jal Jeevan Mission for Kashmir division reveals that 593 villages have been provided with 100 % tap water connection. It includes 37 villages in Anantnag, 5 in Bandipora, 129 in Baramulla, 68 villages in Budgam, 147 in Ganderbal, 19 in Kulgam, 34 in Kupwara, 66 in Pulwama, 29 in Srinagar and 59 in Shopian.

For Jammu division, 484 villages have been provided FHTCs under JJM. According to the statistics, Samba tops the list with cent percent FHTC coverage of 109 villages, followed by Doda with coverage of 105 villages and Jammu at third position with 100 percent coverage in 95 villages. Besides, 100 percent FHTCs have been provided in Ganderbal and Srinagar in the first phase which includes 11 blocks, 383 panchayats and 925 villages.

By the end of year 2022, government hopes to provide tap water connections in entire UT.

As per statistics, since August 15, 2019, J&K has provided 4.64 lakh tap water connections. The government aims to cover all the 20 districts of the union territory by September 2022.

Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission, Syed Abid Rasheed said that1000 villages becoming ‘Har Ghar Jal’ is great achievement by J&K’s Jal Shakti Department and represents the commitment made by government to cover every rural household with FHTC before the deadline of 2024.