Drinking water for all in Jammu and Kashmir including the supply to the government schools and to the Anganwadi centers is being made possible under the centrally sponsored scheme Jal Jeevan Mission.
Recently a review meeting was held in which the officials have been told that at the village level they should train at least five women who can test the quality of the water and upload the same on the national portal of Jal Jeevan Mission.
The government has told the water works department that in case of any chemical or biological contamination of water supply, the Department must undertake immediate treatment with suitable intervention to prevent its ill-effects on public health.
The Department was further asked to regularly test water quality at the source especially before and after monsoon season and geo-tag all the sources and water connections.
To regularly monitor the quality standards of water being provided under the Mission as per ISO standards, the Chief Secretary asked the Department to seek NABL accreditation for all district testing laboratories, at the earliest. Deputy Commissioners were asked to install display boards carrying details of the water source, scheme, implementing agency and maintenance support in all villages.
The Chief Secretary assured the Director Jal Jeevan Mission, Government of India that Jammu and Kashmir will come up to the expectation of the Central Government and provide universal quality drinking water connections to all households by September, 2022.