Pulwama, June 8: Mission Director Jal Jevan Mission J&K Syed Abid Rasheed Tuesday said that the government had earmarked an amount of Rs 512 crore under the 232 schemes to be spent in the twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama.
Rasheed conducted an extensive tour of Pulwama to take stock of the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the district.
He inspected various water supply schemes and filtration plants in the district and sought detailed assessment of the status and working of these public assets.
Chief Engineer, Jal Shakti Department, Iftikhar Ahmad, Superintendent Engineer, Jal Shakti Department, Hydraulic Circle Pulwama besides Executive Engineers, Technical Officer JJM and concerned officers accompanied Rasheed.
He inspected WSSs Chandhara, Gundipora and Uzampathri Nikas and other schemes where he interacted with the general public and sought feedback regarding the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission.
On the occasion, locals of Gundipora village apprised Rasheed of the non-availability of iron removal plant at the WSS.
He directed the concerned executive engineer to initiate the process of tendering for works and ensure adherence to project timeline so that potable drinking water would be provided to the locals.
Rasheed said that Jal Jeevan Mission had been launched with an aim to provide portable drinking water facility to every household under the slogan 'Har Ghar Nal Se Jal' and it becomes prime concern of all stakeholders to work earnestly towards achieving this goal.
It was informed that in Pulwama and Shopian division about 70 percent work under the mission had been completed so far.
Rasheed reiterated the commitment of the Jal Jeevan Mission J&K in providing portable drinking water to every household with quality assurance.
It was also given that Pulwama and Shopian districts had achieved 100 percent coverage of tap water connection to Anganwadis besides 96 to 98 percent to schools.
Rasheed asked the officers to complete the remaining works within this month.
"Efforts are made to provide tap water connections to the remaining households as well as to reach out to those villages where there is no water supply system so far," he said.
Rasheed reiterated that coordinated efforts had been put in place to achieve the target of providing every rural household with Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) by September, 2022.
He laid stress on public participation in the effective implementation of the mission.