Ladakh to provide water connection to all households by 2022, presented in its Annual Action Plan

LADAKH: The Union Territory of Ladakh on Friday, presented its Annual Action Plan to provide tap water connection to the rural households of the UT before the committee of Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, with members from different Central Ministries and Departments and NITI Aayog.

The committee carries out a rigorous scrutiny of the proposed Annual Action Plan (AAP) prepared by States and UTs before finalizing the same. Thereafter, funds are released throughout the year and regular field visits, review meetings are held to ensure implementation of the Annual Action Plan to achieve the goal of Jal Jeevan Mission.

Ladakh has planned to accomplish the ambitious target of providing tap connection to every rural household i.e. 100% coverage by 2022. Slow progress was made by the UT last year primarily due to Covid-19 pandemic lock down. During the currentyear2021-22, the UT plans to provide tap connections to 32,514 households and the remaining 11,568 household by next year.

Out of 44,082 rural households in the UT of Ladakh, only 3,760 households so far have been provided with tap connections. Ladakh plans to provide tap connections in 451 schools, 449 Anganwadi Centre, 13 Ashramshala, 191 Gram Panchayat building and 327 healthcare centres.