41,000 households to be benefited from 61 Jal Jeevan projects in remote Shopian

Next year, as many as 41,000 households of remote Shopian will get 24-hour water supply, thanks to 61 projects under Prime Minister's Jal Jeevan Mission which is being implemented by the Jal Shakti Dept in the south Kashmir district. "The target to complete the project is August 2021," Irfan Ahmad, Executive Engineer of PHE, Shopian, told ANI. Currently, the employees of the Jal Shakti Department are installing new water pipes in several villages to ensure 24-hour supply to the villagers. The local residents of Kellar block in Shopian hailed this step, stating that now they can get clean drinking water. The objective of the mission is to provide Tap Functional Household Connections to every rural household, with priority to desert/drought-prone and border areas, schools, anganwadis and health centres.