On September 13, Shaleen Kabra, Additional Chief Secretary for the Jal Shakti Department, delivered a summary of the Jal Jeevan Mission’s (JJM) execution in Jammu and Kashmir since the mission’s start.
The Jal Jeevan Mission, a flagship programme of the Indian government, is being implemented in the UT of J&K, according to the ACS, who spoke at a press conference. The mission’s goal is to provide functional household tap connections (FHTC) to every rural home in the nation.
According to him, the plan must be able to routinely provide drinking water on a long-term, sustainable basis at a minimum service level of 55 litres per person per day, with its quality conforming to BIS 10500 Standards.
In the UT of J&K, 3244 water supply schemes have been planned at an estimated cost of about Rs. 13000 crore to provide new and upgrade existing tap water connections of 18.67 lakh rural households for a sustainable, reliable, and potable supply of drinking water to improve the living conditions of approximately 1.10 crore rural population. These schemes include standalone schemes for Schools, Angawadi Centres, Health Institutions, and Gramme Panchayats.