In order to provide tap water to every household in Jammu and Kashmir, J&K administration has achieved70% coverage of rural households with tap water connections. This is the major achievement under Jal Jeevan Mission.
J&K administration is implementing three thousand schemes in all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir which includes construction of tube wells, bore wells, rapid sand filtration plants, overhead tanks etc.
Concurrently, while executing the works on such a scale and speed, a robust management and monitoring mechanism has been put in place at different levels in the shape of District Level Project Management Units (DPMUs), UT level teams of Consultants/ Experts and Third Party Monitoring Agencies (TPIAs) who are playing a vital role in efficient planning, quality assurance, coordination of efforts, use of appropriate/ alternate construction technology and materials to achieve the desired results in a time bound manner without affecting the basic design and serviceability requirements.
With the help of the UT level team of consultants and the technical advice provided by experts from National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), various cost effective and technically viable solutions have been adopted.
Slow Sand Filtration Plants, based on the level and occurrence of turbidity in the sources, have been designed with optimum utilization of space which otherwise was a constraint in their construction.