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DDC Srinagar reviews progress under Jal Jeevan Mission

Sets deadline for 100% coverage under scheme

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure 100 percent coverage under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad chaired a meeting with sectorial officers here today.

The meeting discussed physical and financial progress of JJM works being executed in the district as 100 percent Tap water connection to Schools, Anganwadi Centres, Health Institutions and Gram Panchayats.

While reviewing the progress of water connections provided to schools and Anganwadi Centers, the Deputy Commissioner directed the Chief Education Officer and Program Officer ICDS to share the data of uncovered schools and Anganwadi Centers with SE Hydraulic to enable the department to take steps in this regard. He further directed to provide tap water connections to all Panchayat Ghars.

The DDC was informed by the CMO that Health Centres in all Panchayats have been covered under JJM and are functioning properly.

The DDC further directed that the IEC campaign be also intensified to create awareness about JJM implementation. The SE Hydraulic was instructed to speed up the technical proposal for engagement of the Implementation Support Agency (ISA). Further, the DDC asked for hiring of Concurrent Auditors within 3 days.

The Deputy Commissioner said that the mission envisages providing safe and adequate drinking water facilities to all households by December 2022. He asked the officers to work in a coordinated manner for smooth execution of the projects so that people benefit from the welfare and developmental schemes of the Government.

Earlier, the SE Hydraulic apprised the DDC about the ongoing works being carried under Jal Jeevan Mission. He informed that major works under scheme have been completed and remaining would be accomplished within set timelines.

Chief Planning Officer, Superintendent Engineer PHE Hydraulic, Chief Education Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Program Officer ICDS, Executive Engineer PHE and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

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