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Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission reviewed at B’pora

Implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission reviewed at B’pora
BANDIPORA, AUGUST 03: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad reviewed implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), a centrally sponsored programme aimed at providing tap water to every rural household.
At the outset, Officers gave a detailed presentation about achievements made under JJM so far. It was revealed that 27237 households have been provided with house tap connections in the district so far, while work is in progress to cover the left out households.
Joint Director Planning said that 113 works have been taken up under JJM out of which 110 works have already been tendered out. He said 2021-22 shall prove to be a revolutionary year for Bandipora in providing tapped pure drinking water to the habitants.
He further stated that Rs 309 crores Plan is now approved for Bandipora , which envisages construction of 30 new Filtration plants , 60 Reservoirs in addition to 100 percent coverage of HHs with Functional water connections .
He said the district administration had launched a campaign to provide piped water supply to schools, Ashrams and Anganwadi centres and so far 85 percent of these buildings have been covered while rest of the buildings shall be provided piped water by August 15.
The Joint Director said that Bandipora became the first district to launch a door to door census in 2019- 20 for coverage of functional Household Tap connections, quality supply and working quantity requirements in UT of J&K.
A book was compiled with panchayat wise results, which was appreciated by all, he added.
The meeting held threadbare discussion on several aspects of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission including status of tendering and administrative approval of retrofitting schemes, coverage action plan for providing water facility to remaining HHCS in the district and several other issues of public importance.
JDP exhorted upon the officers to work in tandem to achieve desired results within the stipulated time frame. He articulated various Components of JJM that helped in removal of doubts.
The meeting was attended by Superintendent Engineer Hydraulic, Executive Engineer Jal Shakti Bandipora and Sopore, Executive Engineer SSD Gurez, AEEs and other concerned officers.

 

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