For the J&K government Jal Jeevan Mission is a flagship programme aimed to provide each and every household with functional household tap connection. To achieve economy and speed in some areas, construction of SMC-GFRP panel water storage tanks and laying of HDPE pipe distribution system have been opted which is being used in other parts of the country like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ladakh etc.
To monitor the quality of water being supplied to the rural areas, about 1.50 lakh water samples have been tested through 98 Water Testing laboratories set up all across the UT. Besides 10 district laboratories have already been accredited by NABL and the process for accreditation/ recognition of remaining laboratories is at an advanced stage. Also, under the JJM about 32000 women across all the villages have been trained for using Field Testing Kits (FTKs) to test the water samples at their own level and report the test results on the WQMIS portal. Under Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance, J&K has been ranked at 2nd place at national level on the basis of performance in water quality testing.
With the help of the UT level team of consultants and the technical advice provided by experts from National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM), various cost effective and technically viable solutions have been adopted. With the pace of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission from last one year, the UT expects to achieve drinking water security for all of its rural populace for the next 30 years.
It may be recalled that the JJM registered around nine thousand activities during its outreach fortnight in August this year during which a massive awareness and outreach in rural areas across J&K was conducted.