Jal Jeevan Mission: Ladakh Village at 13,000 Feet Gets Clean Drinking Water
The Jal Jeevan Mission reached a major milestone recently, when it provided clean drinking water to a remote village in Ladakh. The residents of Skampuk village in Leh’s Nubra block now get potable water even in sub-zero temperature.
The village is located at a height of 13,000 feet. What makes this achievement significant is that the people living all 105 households here are getting water which is not frozen. This has been made possible by an insulation jacket around the pipe.
Earlier, people had to go to the river bank with donkeys to fetch drinking water. There was a handpump but the water was not clean. But now, they have a tap near their doorstep.
The Jal Jeevan Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2019. And in these 27 months, over 50 million families have been provided new tap water connections.
Under the Jal Jeevan Mission-Har Ghar Jal scheme, every rural household is to be provided with a functional tap water connection by 2024.
Source: Hindustan Times