In one more major recognition, the Srinagar district has got top rank as the top performing district under Jal Jeevan Survekshan(JJS-2023) among 114 Har Ghar Jal Certified Villages across the Country in the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM) during October, 01, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
It is noteworthy that Jal Jeevan Survekhshan is an evaluation methodology introduced by MoJS, GoI on October 02, 2022 to assess the Districts/ States on the basis of performance in implementation of JJM and rank them accordingly at national level on a monthly basis.
Under this competition District Srinagar has done some remarkable work in Har Ghar Jal Certification, Water Quality Testing through labs & FTKs, Training of women for use of FTKs, Skill training for O&M Staff etc.
The Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, who also chairs the JJM Board in the district, played a pivotal role in overseeing the activities that led to this remarkable achievement.
Pani Samitis were formed in different Panchayat Halkas of Srinagar wherein local communities were part in decision making processes related to Water Supply Schemes thereby ensuring community ownership and promote sustainability of water sources and Infrastructure in Srinagar District.
The mission emphasizes regular and comprehensive testing of water sources such as borewells, handpumps, springs, and surface water bodies to assess their suitability for human consumption and the sources of all the villages have been tested successfully and meets the specific quality standards set by regulatory authorities.
Jal Jeevan Mission was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August, 2019 with the aim to provide all rural households with adequate quantity (55 lpcd) water of prescribed quality in adequate pressure, on regular and long-term basis.