In most of the areas of Jammu and Kashmir rural children have been vulnerable to waterborne infections due to the unsafe drinking water facilities in their villages.
In the recent past under the Jal Jeevan Mission J&K Jal Shakti department has been able to connect a lot of villages with safe drinking water facilities. They are not only providing safe drinking water to the houses, but also to the schools, Anganwadi centers and primary health centers.
Earlier all government facilities were without the safe drinking water and it was making rural children vulnerable to a lot of infection.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha held a review meeting of the Jal Shakti department to get the feedback about the Jal Jeevan Mission to the rural areas.
In the review meeting he was told all Rural Schools (23160), Rural Anganwadi Centers (24163), and Health Centers (3324) have been provided Tap water Connections during the last 6 months. 1067 villages have so far been provided with 100% FHTC coverage, besides two districts, Srinagar and Ganderbal have achieved 100% Functional Household Tap Connection coverage (FHTC) in the UT.
The key focus of the UT government’s ‘Har Ghar Nal se Jal’ campaign is to ensure community involvement and find local solutions to the varied issues involved in assuring potable water to rural households.
The government is trying its best to provide the safe drinking water to the rural children and they have set the targets for the same in the coming months.