Seer Water Supply Scheme


    In News 

    • Recently, the Union commerce and industry minister inaugurated a 250mm seer water supply scheme in Kashmir.

    Major Inaugurations 

    • He inaugurated the tourist hut of Pahalgam Development Authority at Golf Course Pahalgam.
    • He also inaugurated the Forest Departments Deodar sapling plantation drive being conducted under the banner of Green JK Drive. 
      • A total of 1 lakh saplings will be planted as part of the drive. 

    About Seer Water supply scheme

    • The project will benefit around 10000 people and will be completed under the ambit of Jal Jeevan Mission within three months. 

    Jal Jeevan Mission

    • JJM envisages a supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
    • It is under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
    • It was launched in 2019.
    • Funding Pattern:
      • The fund sharing pattern between the Centre and states is 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States, 50:50 for other states, and 100% for Union Territories.
    • Aims:
      • The mission ensures the functionality of existing water supply systems and water connections; water quality monitoring and testing as well as sustainable agriculture.
      • It also ensures conjunctive use of conserved water; drinking water source augmentation, drinking water supply system, greywater treatment and its reuse.

    Source: PIB