SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad today chaired an officers’ meeting called to review the implementation of the Jal Jeevan (JJM) mission, a centrally sponsored program to provide drinking water to all rural households here.
During the meeting, an in-depth discussion regarding the implementation of JJM took place during which he was informed that the main aspect of the program, namely Har Ghar Nal Se Jal, was almost one hundred percent complete .
The CD provided an update on the progress made by the district in the implementation of the Jal Jeevan mission, and the proposed plan and activities for the remaining months of the exercise as well as the strategies to achieve the set goal.
He also discussed the proposals for rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge and gray water management for wastewater reuse under JJM.
DC was further informed that the process of rainwater harvesting and greywater management is ongoing. While Pani Simiti committees at the Panchayat level have been formed, they play a key role in the planning, implementation, management, operation and maintenance of village water supply systems, thus providing clean tap water for each household on a regular and long-term basis.
Regarding the IEC campaign, DC was informed that compared to the set target of erecting 1450 signs / panels, more than 150 have been installed at different locations in the district.
On this occasion, the CD asked the agents concerned to submit the RMRs concerning rainwater harvesting, gray water management and resource mapping so that a new business plan can be formulated. He urged officers to work in a coordinated manner for smooth execution of government work in accordance with standards and to ensure judicious use of funds during program implementation.
The DC also ordered a training session to be conducted under the direction of Pani Simiti during the upcoming Block Diwas.
Joint Planning Director Srinagar Mohammad Yaseen Lone and other relevant officers attended the meeting.
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