Crescent Kashmir

Water Supply Schemes

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Central government has recently approved 102 Water Supply Schemes worth Rs 476.71 cr for Jammu and Kashmir under Jal Jeevan Mission.

It will give a huge boost to the water supply schemes being pursued by the government on the ground.

The Centre has approved new 102 Water Supply Schemes worth Rs 476.71 crore for coverage of additional 54752 rural households in the UT for which the provision for Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) had not been planned at the start of the mission.

The identification of these areas/ households was done, by the public, during various public outreach programmes like ‘Back to village’, Block Divas, JJM Fortnight, Gram Sabhas and JJM awareness camps conducted by the Department, where the public had raised the demands for inclusion of these left out areas in the Jal Jeevan Mission. With the approval of these new 102 schemes by the Centre, it shall be ensured that no household is left without a tap connection within its premises.The UT administration has thanked the Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, for timely approval of the new schemes for coverage of additional 54752 households.

Additional Chief Secretary, Jal Shakti, Shaleen Kabra, has impressed upon the engineers to expedite execution of these schemes to meet the agreed timelines for completion of the Mission. He further emphasized upon the field functionaries to maintain highest degree of transparency, accountability and accessibility to the general public for effective implementation of the mission.

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