Only 53% of Rural Population in J&K has Access to Safe Drinking Water


Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, only 53 percent population of rural areas are getting safe and adequate drinking water through piped water supply, reveals NITI Aayog Sustainable Development Goal index 2021.

According to the figures of NITI Aayog, “52.87 percent of the rural population in Jammu and Kashmir is getting safe and adequate drinking water within premises through pipe water supply.”

It states that the Jal Jeevan Mission was aimed to provide piped water supply to the entire rural population by 2024.

Besides, the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has performed better than states in Sustainable Development Goal India Index 2020-21 (SDG) for clean water and sanitation.

The data revealed in NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goal India Index 2020-21 which was released earlier this week shows that 99.89% rural population in JK have improved sources of drinking water.

It also states that Jammu and Kashmir has scored 88 points in the index leaving behind the states in line which include Punjab, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and others.

As per the SDG goals of clean water and sanitization, 100 percent of individual household toilets have been constructed against target Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM (G)).

The data reveals that in Jammu and Kashmir, industries complying with waste water treatment as per CPCB norms stand at 97.31.

The NITI Aayog report also states that the indicators have been selected based on the availability of data at the sub-national level and to ensure comparability across States and UT’s.

Pertinent to mention that the SDG Index Score for Goal ranges between 54 and 100 for States and between 61 and 100 for UT’s.

Follow this link to join our WhatsApp group: Join Now

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.