The Union government’s Jal Jeevan Mission has fulfilled piped water dream of Palli villagers, prompting the residents to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supplying water connections to every household in their region.
On Sunday, Officials said that nestled in the wheat fields on the right side of the Jammu and Punjab national highway, the mood in the village was lively when the PM was in their locality to address representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions across the nation.
Sarpanch of Palli Panchayat Randhir Sharma expressed gratitude to PM Modi.
Officials said that under the Jal Jeevan Mission launched by the PM in 2019, Palli village of Samba has been fully saturated with 448 Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) for Rs 143.40 lakh.
The Palli village water supply project also incorporated a tube well of 6000 Gallons of discharge capacity per hour.
A senior engineer of the J&K Jal Shakti Department told the media that the authority has also created the sump tank as part of the scheme, which has a capacity of 30,000 gallons. The water will be stored in a 30,000-gallon capacity sump tank which will suffice the water needs of Palli village.
The Prime Minister launched the Jal Jeevan scheme on August 15, 2019, to supply piped water to all households in the country in the forthcoming years.
The Prime Minister set the target of covering all households in rural areas by 2024.
However, Jammu and Kashmir set the target of achieving tap water connections to all households by 2022.
The J&K has already achieved the target of supplying tap water to all 22,422 schools and 23,926 Anganwadi centres in the union territory before time.
According to official figures, 4,86,000 households have been equipped with functional tap water connections in the union territory since the scheme launched.
J&K Jal Shakti Department has also opened 97 water quality testing laboratories across the UT for the public to test water samples at a nominal rate to provide a potable drinking water supply.