PHE Department

    The Jal Shakti Abhiyan was launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in 2019. It is a campaign for water conservation and water security in the country through a collaborative effort of various ministries of the Government of India and state governments. The focus of the campaign is on water stressed districts and blocks.

    Jal Jeevan Mission, a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India. In his Independence Day speech in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that half of the country’s households did not have access to piped water.

    One key plan is to spend funds from the rural job scheme MGNREGA, the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana and the Integrated Watershed Management Programme for renovation of water bodies in rural areas.


    UT of Ladakh is endowed with a rich and vast diversity of natural resources, water being one of them. Its development and management plays a vital role in agriculture production. Integrated water management is vital for improving the living standards of rural and urban population, poverty reduction, environmental sustenance, and sustainable economic development. PHE/I&FC  Department envisages that the water resources of Ladakh are developed and managed in an integrated manner to provide assured water supply for drinking and irrigation purposes for the overall socio-economic growth of the UT of Ladakh


    To provide drinking water supply in adequate quantity to every rural household of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis for improving the living standards of rural communities.

    To ensure Optimal sustainable development, maintenance of quality and efficient use of water resources to match with the growing demands on this precious natural resource of the UT of Ladakh.

    S. No           Designation Name Contact No. Email Address



    Umag Narula





    Commissioner/Secretary to the Government


    Ajeet Kumar Sahoo







    Deputy Secretary



    Zakir Hussain







    Account Officer


    Dr. Bilal Hussain





    Assistant Director (Planning)


    Tsewang Norboo





    Law Officer


    Disket Angmo




    1. To plan, promote and execute schemes and operate an efficient system of water supply.
    2. Where feasible, to plan, promote and execute schemes and operate, sewerage, sewage, treatment and disposal and treatment of trade effluents.
    3. To manage all its affairs so as to provide the people of the area within its jurisdiction with wholesome water where feasible, efficient sewerage service.
    4. To take such measure, as may be necessary, to ensure water supply in times of any emergency.
    1. To provide irrigation facilities to the farmers.
    2. Planning, designing and utilization of water resources.
    3. To protect habitation and land from erosion and floods
    4. Conservation of rainwater.


    The main objective of the Citizen’s Charter of an organisation is to improve the quality of public services. This is done by letting people know the mandate of the concerned Ministry/ Department/ Organisation, how one can get in touch with its officials, what to expect by way of services and how to seek a remedy if something goes wrong. The Citizen’s Charter does not by itself create new legal rights, but it surely helps in enforcing existing rights.

    Citizens charter aims to improve public service by:

    • Making administration accountable and citizen friendly.
    • Ensuring transparency and the right to information.
    • Taking measures to cleanse and motivate civil service.
    • Adopting a stakeholder approach.
    • Saving time of both executant and the clientele.
    • Easily under stability and quantified works.
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