Urban problems

Urban problems

With growing population, there are many problems in the urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir regarding water, sewage and drainage system and other such needs.

Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has asked the different wings of administration to make sure that all the urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir get quality water supply without any disruption.

He also asked the officials to augment different water sources so that they can sustain the needs of the population in future.

He asked them to make a Sewage/Septage plan for all urban areas for better management. He suggested recycling of waters for industrial or non-domestic uses.

He asked them to formulate a robust IEC plan for the awareness of the general public. He gave in principle approval to the UT Water Action Plan and said that together with the Jal Jeevan Mission it would fulfill the goal of providing functional tap water connection to each household of J&K.

It was given out in the meeting that under AMRUT 2.0, some 2.25 lakh tap connections would be provided and more than 4 lakh connections would be augmented. Similarly around 310 MLD quantity of source water would be augmented. The department is also going to provide around 73000 sewage connections in urban areas and add/augment 54 Sewage treatment plants under AMRUT 2.0, and was revealed in the meeting.

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