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Under the Jal Shakti programme J&K administration is trying to provide safe drinking water to every household in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

In this direction Jal Shakti Dept is working tirelessly to ensure piped water in every rural household here.

Despite adverse weather conditions and challenges of transportation in many areas in difficult terrain, J&K Jal Shakti Department is ensuring piped water to every household in rural areas to accomplish its target of Har Ghar Jal.

The department has provided tap water connection to every household of more than 1000 villages in Jammu and Kashmir under governments flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission. Besides, 100 percent FHTCs have been provided in Ganderbal and Srinagar in the first phase which included 11 blocks, 383 panchayats and 925 villages.

The department aims to provide tap water connections in the entire UT by the end of 2022, two year before the target.

Under this ambitious project of Jal Jeevan Mission, Palli village of Samba, from where Prime Minister addressed the nation on National Panchayati Raj Day, has been fully saturated with 448 FHTCs at a cost of Rs. 143.40 lakh. The Palli village water supply project also included a tube well of 6000 gallons of discharge capacity per hour.

To ensure quality water supply, Jal Shakti Department under the aegis of Jal Jeevan Mission has also setup 97 water testing laboratories across J&K.

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