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Under the centrally sponsored scheme Jal Jeevan Mission, the government of Jammu and Kashmir in a recent review meeting has told the central representative that there was a lot of progress on the ground about the connections being given of the drinking water at the village level.

During the review meeting held recently, it was said that Jammu and Kashmir 93.86% of schools and 92.25% of Anganwadi centers have been connected with functional tap connections.

The Chief Secretary, J&K directed the Deputy Commissioners to provide all schools, Anganwadi centers and hospitals with functional water connections before 15th August 2021. DCs were asked to float tenders for hiring Implementation Support Agencies (ISAs) to undertake dedicated IEC activities for awareness generation on various aspects of water conservation.

The Department was asked to expedite tendering of various schemes across Jammu and Kashmir for fast-track completion of the Mission in the Union territory.

The central government will be introducing a sensor-based water management system to assess quantity and quality of water being supplied under the Mission on a real-time basis.

To ensure distribution of safe drinking water, the Jal Shakti Department was advised to train 5 women per village to test the water quality on given parameters through mobile testing kits and upload test data on the national portal.

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