In order to provide drinking water to every household in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has mobilized its wings under the Jal Jeevan Mission for this purpose.
The J & K administration is trying to provide the tap water connection to every household and the work is in progress.
Jal Jeevan Mission has mobilized all its men and machinery in the ongoing 2nd phase, to cover 11 districts, which includes 153 blocks, 1952 Panchayat and 3254 villages with 4.91 Lakh Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs).
During the last leg of the Jal Jeevan Mission in J&K, 7 districts involving 121 blocks, 1660 Panchayat and 2623 villages shall be covered with 3.12 Lacs functional household tap connections.
Jal Shakti Department said the objective is to cover 100 per cent of households in a time-bound manner while ensuring the functionality of already provided connections.
In line with the appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further improve ‘ease of living’ in rural areas by providing facilities like financial inclusion, houses, road, clean fuel, electricity and toilets, the Jal Jeevan Mission aims to provide drinking water to every rural household, by 2024.
The rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir are in urgent need of water connections so that the children in these areas are safeguarded from waterborne diseases.