DC B’la, MD JJM reviews Progress of Works Under Jal Jeevan Mission

Put in Every Effort to Achieve Timely and Desired Results: Dr Sehrish Asgar to Officers

BARAMULLA, APRIL 06: In order to take an appraisal of the progress of effective implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish and Mission Director, JJM Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo today jointly presided over a meeting of concerned officers at Dak Bungalow where a comprehensive review of the scheme was taken.

At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner in her opening remarks asserted that the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme is being monitored by District Administration Baramulla on daily basis and every effort is being taken to ensure that 100% saturation is made for a total of 423 works undertaken under JJM Scheme.

During the meeting,  the Deputy Commissioner and Mission Director reviewed in detail the physical and financial progress of the works being executed under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

 On the occasion, it was informed that total households in the district stands at 1.45 lacs to be covered under JJM  for which 159 works are already in execution mode thereby making the increase progress of works to 38 percent.

It was also given out that 99587 households have been provided with portable water connection in the district till date against the set target of 145675.

While discussing the measures for water quality monitoring and Surveillance system, the meeting was informed that Baramulla district is provided with 8 testing labs under which 22987 water tests were conducted for quality water through Field Testing Kits till date.

 Reviewing other measures for quality water, the officers of concerned departments briefed that 1492 women across the district have been trained with FTKs for conducting water samples to ensure the portable and quality water.

The meeting also reviewed the testing of water in schools/ AWCs for chemical and bacteriological contamination under the Swatch Jal he Surakisha campaign. In this regard,  it was informed that 88% percent of Schools and AW Centres were tested so far.

Asserting that JJM is a major flagship programme to cover all households, the Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar directed all the officers to work in coordination and ensure smooth execution of JJM works in their areas.

She directed that besides all households be connected through tap water, all pending schools, aganwadi centres, health centres and panchayat ghars shall also be provided with tap water connections under JJM scheme across the district.

Dr G.N. Itoo while speaking on the occasion said that the department would take district administration on board while different schemes/ works are executed on ground. He also exhorted upon the concerned authorities to realise the mission well before the set timeline.

Meanwhile, various issues and bottlenecks were comprehensively discussed during the meeting wherein the concerned officers sought the timely disposal of these impediments so that the target is achieved within the stipulated timeframe.

NO: PR/DDI/SGR/23/546/

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