Over 5 lakh rural households in Kashmir get drinking water through taps: Jal Shakti deptt
Post by RK News on Sunday, December 4, 2022
Srinagar, Dec 03: Principal Secretary Jal Shakti, Shaleen Kabra today chaired a meeting at Civil Secretariat here to review the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in Kashmir province of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was attended by the Special Secretary, Jal Shakti Department, Chief Engineer, SEs and other senior officers of the department.
It was given out in the meeting that a total of 5.26 lakh out of 8.47 lakh rural households have been connected with piped tap water connections. It was further given out in the meeting that out of 2147 tendered works, 1232 works have been allotted to the contractors for their timely completion.
While chairing the meeting, Principal Secretary took district wise status of tendering/allotment/starting of works under different components. He took strong note of the less performing districts and impressed upon the concerned officers to gear up their efforts and ensure deadlines are met in each component.
Principal Secretary also impressed upon the officers to prepare CPM chart of water supply schemes everywhere for better monitoring. He also said that all labs have to be made fully functional for water quality monitoring and surveillance and directed them to ensure all necessary procedures are followed to ensure a transparent mechanism.
He also inquired about the progress on execution of works and finalization of contracts under Jal Jeevan Mission. He reviewed and discussed the status of tendering and allotment of civil works besides assessing progress achieved in respect of procurement of pipes under JJM.
While reviewing the implementation of JJM, Principal Secretary directed the concerned officials to expedite the tendering and evaluation processes and ensuring allotment of works by the fixed deadlines. He also impressed upon the officers to maintain highest level of transparency and accountability in implementation process and meet the timelines targeted for completion of various tasks.
Chief Engineer was directed to chanellise the available human resource for accomplishment of the tasks within the stipulated time frame. He said that coordinated and synergised efforts should be put in to carry forward the JJM in a mission mode.