Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the state has given 4.62 lakh water connections in two years to provide tap water connections to 100% of rural households by 2022.
In the first phase of the roadmap prepared by the Mission Directorate, Jal Jeevan Mission J&K, two districts, Srinagar and Ganderbal, comprising 11 blocks, 383 panchayats and 925 villages, were covered with 100% piped water tap connections.
Jal Jeevan Mission was launched on August 15, 2019. Under this, the Union Territory has set a target to cover all 20 districts by September 2022.
According to Jal Shakti Department data, out of 18.35 lakh rural households, 5.75 lakh (31.36%) were connected with piped water connection at the start of the mission, i.e., August 15 2019. Jammu and Kashmir have covered 10.37 lakh (56.51). So far, households with tap water connections and of which 2.22 lakh tap water connections have been provided during the year 2020-21.
Jal Jeevan Mission has engaged all its staff and machinery in the ongoing second phase covering 11 districts. As a result, 4.91 lakh household tap connections are to be provided in 153 blocks, 1952 panchayats and 3254 villages.
A senior official of the Jal Shakti Department said that the objective is to cover 100 per cent of households in a time-bound manner while ensuring the efficiency of the connections already availed.
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Trai mandates telcos to provide pre-paid mobile recharge plans with 30-day validity
On Thursday, regulators Trai said that telecom operators would have to provide recharge plans with a validity of 30 days for pre-paid customers.
The step is expected to reduce the number of recharges done by a customer during a year.
Currently, telecom operators provide recharge plans with a validity of 28 days, leading to thirteen recharges during the year for customers who look for monthly recharge.
“Every telecom service provider shall offer at least one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher having a validity of thirty days,” Trai said in a notification.
The notification mandates mobile phone service providers to provide one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher, which shall be renewable on the same day of every month.
Further, telecom companies have been ordered to comply with the order within 60 days from the day of notification of the rules.
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Ganderbal Police along with the teams of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and 115 Batallion of CRPF on Friday arrested three terrorists who are allegedly affiliated with proscribed outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Resistance Front (TRF), said a statement by the Indian army on Saturday.
Two pistols, three magazines, and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the accused persons, added the statement.
The three were identified as Faisal Manzoor, a resident of Braripora Shopian, Azhar Yaqoob, a resident of Zaipora, Shopian, and Nasir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Begam Kulgam, as per the statement.
“During preliminary questioning, the three revealed their affiliation with proscribed outfit LeT/TRF and indulgence in various terror-related activities in the district,” said the statement.
An FIR had been registered and further investigation is underway.
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