Jal Jeevan Mission
The government of Jammu and Kashmir is closely monitoring the progress on the ground about the implementation of a central scheme for the drinking water under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
In this direction recently a review meeting was held and the officers on the ground told that they were supplying quality drinking water under this scheme to the far off villages in Jammu and Kashmir.
The central government officer in the review meeting was given a detailed presentation on the district-wise progress of the Mission and overall position in comparison to the national average.
It was informed that as per the Jal Jeevan Mission dashboard, since the inception of the Mission, 4.64 crore households have been given functional household tap connections (FHTCs), constituting 24% of the total households in the country. The Mission has ensured inclusiveness by equitable distribution of new connections at village level.
Similarly, in Jammu and Kashmir 4,47,882 (24.41%) households have been connected with FHTCs so far, with Srinagar and Ganderbal districts ensuring universal coverage. However, it was mentioned that some districts like Kathua, Udhampur, Ramban, Budgam, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Kulgam, and Jammu are lagging behind and need to expedite scheme implementation and coverage under Jal Jeevan Mission. J&K currently figures at rank 13 in the National Index.