The PHE’s action plan seeks to connect every household of Jammu and Kashmir with piped water supply two years ahead of the national deadline

All households in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) will get piped water by 2022, two years before the national deadline for the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). Commissioner Secretary Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Irrigation & Flood Control Ajit Kumar Sahu gave this information during a day-long workshop on the Mission held in Srinagar on December 4.

Addressing the workshop, Sahu gave a detailed presentation regarding the implementation of the Mission. He informed that the PHE has formulated an action plan to connect every household of J&K with piped water supply two years ahead of the national deadline of 2024 for the Mission.

Sahu said the Mission seeks to converge with other government and centre-sponsored schemes for sustainable water supply management in J&K. He further said the department is working with meticulous planning and faster execution to achieve the set targets under the Mission.

Sahu added that the Mission would be carried out in a phased manner and the first phase would be executed by June 2020; 2nd phase by June 2021 and 3rd phase will begin by December 2021. The first phase would over Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Srinagar, Samba, Poonch and Reasi districts. Sahu also called for making concerted efforts so that Jammu and Kashmir becomes the top performer in providing piped water to every household.