The big focus of J&K administration is to complete all the important projects within the time frame so that the costs do not increase. For this purpose Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary has asked all the wings of his administration to speed up the tendering and evaluation process after administrative approvals so that technical sanction is granted as soon as possible.
In a recent review meeting of the Jal Jeevan Mission, he directed to channelize the available human resource for accomplishment of the tasks within the stipulated time frame. He said that coordinated and synergized efforts should be put in to carry forward the JJM in a mission mode.
He was informed in the review meeting that a total of 10.63 lac out of 18.35 lac rural households have been connected with piped tap water connections. In order to ensure provision of Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to each household, the UT government has planned creation of 3100 new or augmentation of already present water supply schemes under Jal Jeevan Mission.
It was informed that all these works have been tendered out and more than 1100 works have been allotted to the contractors for their timely completion.
It was further given out in the meeting that the works include creation of drinking water infrastructure of about Rs 10000 crores. This consists of about 1300 Tube-wells/Dug-wells, 540 Over Head Tanks, 470 Sand Filtration Plants, and 4300 works of laying pipe networks for taking water to the households without a functional tap water connection.