41,000 Kashmir Households To Benefit from PM’s Jal Jeevan Mission With 24-Hr Water Connection

Under PM’s Jal Jeevan Mission, every household of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district will be provided with an individual tap connection. The project has already commenced and will be wrapped by August 2021.

Sania Kader

November 10, 2020

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Prime minister’s Jal Jeevan Mission is being implemented effectively to provide south Kashmir’s Shopian district with 24-hour running water. This mission is expected to help 41,000 households with clean water through 61 well-drafted projects. With the new plan, the government aims at replacing community tube wells with individual Tap Functional Household Connections for every household. Special attention is also being given to drought-prone and border areas, schools, Anganwadies, and health centres. The work is currently in progress and the residents have been quite happy with the Jal Jeevan service.

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The Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir will have 24-hour running water by August 2021 and the development is helping nearly 41,000 rural households through PM’s Jal Jeevan Mission. The Jal Shakti department of South Kashmir is executing 61 projects which are already in the developing stage. A few employees of this department have been replacing every pipeline in the vicinity to ensure maximum utility.

Executive Engineer of PHE, Irfan Ahmad threw some light on this new project and how they are going forward with the implementation. He said, “This year, a new project has been launched under Prime Minister’s Jal Jeevan Mission. They have compiled 61 Jal Jeevan projects and the approval process has already kicked off. Six of these projects have already been tendered and are moving forward eventually.”

Irfan Ahmad said that the government has given them a deadline of August 2021. By this time, the entire district of Shopian, which consists of close to 41,000 households, has to be provided with 24-hour running water, individually. Every household will receive a tap water connection, replacing the community tube well policy.

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One of the locals, residing at Kellar block in Shopian said, “There was no water in the area. Families did not have water and children could not even wash their faces due to the scarcity. So we are very thankful towards the government for this provision we are getting now”

Another local from Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir said, “We were facing a lot of problems as the old water pipes were either getting jammed or destroyed. Some of them were extremely old and these pipes were already finished. The new pipes will bring in a lot of profit and our water problem will be fixed.”

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