Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has
directed divisional commissioners and district magistrates in the state to ensure drinking water facility in schools following a Supreme Court directive in this regard.
Chief Secretary Madhav Lal has directed the commissioners and magistrates in the state to submit status on the National
Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) under which every
school is provided potable drinking water facility, an
official spokesman said here.
Lal held a video conference with the officials concerned
yesterday and directed them to cover all the schools under
NRDWP to ensure compliance of the Supreme Court direction, he
The chief secretary said since funds have already been
released to extend potable water facility to nearly 2,000
schools in the state, there "should not be any hindrance" in
achieving the target on time.
Lal stressed on adopting coordinated approach by Public
Health Engineering (PHE) and Education departments to achieve
tangible progress in the implementation scheme, the spokesman