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Tap water to reach every household in J&K by September 2022: Govt

Last Updated on June 15, 2021 at 9:50 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.

Chairman and member of J&K Water Resources Regulatory Authority (JKWRRA), Commissioner/Secretary Jal Shakti Department and Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission and officer of the Department participated in the meeting.

It was informed that the Department has provided new functional household tap connections to 2,15,511 households during 2020-21 and 9,000 households  during the first quarter of 2021-22. The Department has also covered 92% schools and 93% anganwadi centres under the scheme.

It was mentioned that under Phase I, universal tap water coverage has been achieved in the districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal, whereas works are at various stages of completion in Reasi and Samba districts.

It was also informed that to fast track execution of the projects, the Department has appointed ‘Project Development and Management Consultant’ (PDMC), one each for Kashmir and Jammu province, which will supervise project execution, contract & project management and bill verification.