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CS reviews implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission- ‘Har Ghar Nal se Jal’

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4 districts to have 100% piped water supply by April 2021, 9 more districts in 2021-22

JAMMU: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam today chaired a meeting to review the progress made under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) to provide safe drinking water to all the rural population of Jammu and Kashmir.

Administrative Secretaries of Jal Shakti Department along with Chief Engineers of Jammu & Kashmir and concerned Executive Engineers participated in the meeting.

Secretary, Jal Shakti Department apprised the Chief Secretary that efforts are underway to utilize the existing skillsets of departmental experts to achieve faster execution of projects in six districts namely Reasi, Samba, Poonch Pulwama, Bandipora, and Shopian.

It was informed that under Phase I, universal tap water coverage has been achieved in the districts of Srinagar and Ganderbal, whereas works in the districts of Reasi and Samba are underway and will be completed shortly. It was further informed that the Department is aiming to provide Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) to approximately 9.8 Lakh households by March 2021.

Phase II will provide universal drinking water connections to 9 districts of Bandipora, Doda, Jammu, Kulgam, Kupwara, Poonch, Pulwama, Shopian, and Udhampur, whereas, phase III will cover 7 districts of Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Kathua, Kishtwar, Ramban, and Rajouri.

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