Bandipora, Apr 04: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmad appreciated the role played by PRIs and Pani Samiti members in overall implementation and execution of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) projects in various panchayats of the district. He emphasized them to play a proactive role in the support and capacity-building activities being conducted by ISA partners and the Jal Shakti Department so as to ensure the smooth functioning of the schemes once they are functional.
The DC was speaking at a daylong mega handholding cum awareness program here conducted by Project Management Consultancy Mission Directorate, Jal Jeevan Mission, J&K, in collaboration with District Administration, District Jal Jeevan Mission, Bandipora. The program witnessed an overwhelming participation of various stakeholders like Pani Samiti members, Sarpanches, field staff of Rural Development Department (Panchayat Secretaries), Jal Shakti Department (PHE), DPMU Staff, Implementation Support Agency (ISA) representatives, Anganwadi/ASHA workers, water testing lab staff, and FTK Trained Women from various panchayats.
The DC, during his address, highlighted the various aspects of the Jal Jeevan Mission and enumerated the steps being undertaken for ensuring clean and safe drinking water for every household in the District.
All the stakeholders were urged to play their role in the conservation of water and water bodies in their respective areas as the district is known for Alim Adab and Aab (water).
Mr Nizam Mansoory, Team Leader, Project Management Consultancy, also conducted a session wherein he highlighted that the mission aims to provide fresh tap water supply to every household in the district at a rate of 55 liters per capita per day.
Another session was conducted by Mr Rakesh, Technical Expert from Project Management Consultancy. He presented a detailed overview of various parameters of the Jal Jeevan Mission and explained in detail the role and duties of various stakeholders. He explained the data entry mechanism and other indicators of the Jal Jeevan Mission dashboard/website.
In another session, a live demonstration of Water Testing on Field Testing Kits was presented by Water Testing Staff before the stakeholders in order to train them and also various aspects/parameters of water testing and quality were discussed in detail.
Joint Director, Planning, Mr. Imtiyaz Ahmad highlighted the series of steps undertaken by the district for the successful implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in the district. He said that 121 JJM schemes have been approved in the district and presently work on 91 Service Reservoirs, 22 OHTs, 38 Rapid Sand Filtration Plants, and 17 Bore Wells is going on at full pace and works are targeted for completion during this year itself.