Crescent Kashmir

Safe drinking water

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Recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha reviewed progress of schemes & projects of Jal Shakti Department in UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that access to safe and adequate drinking water and sanitation to every citizen is the commitment of his administration.

He said that his administration was taking effective action to ensure water security in J&K.

He said 14.91 lakh rural households in UT now have access to tap Water connection. He further directed officials to complete the works to ensure every household has access to clean drinking water through tap.

“Our efforts to provide tap water supply to all our citizens is on the right track. We are creating a future-ready water management system. Access to safe & adequate drinking water to every citizen is my commitment & We are taking effective action to ensure water security in J&K,” the Lt Governor said.

He appraised the district-wise achievements registered under the Jal Jeevan Mission. He impressed upon the officials to maintain transparency and accountability in execution of works and to make concentrated efforts to meet the target within specified timelines.

The chair was briefed on the progress achieved under Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) in the UT. The meeting also discussed the working of Pani Samitis and the interventions required to address the issues in the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission.

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