Jal Jeevan Mission
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir conducted a virtual tour of works taken up under the central flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) for their early completion across the UT of J&K. He interacted with the public and officials of the department for first hand appraisal of the progress made in the mission so far.
He asked the officers about the progress of the mission and asked them to meet the deadlines without any fail. He also urged them to expedite the tendering of remaining works so that these are taken up early and completed within the given timeframe. He also talked to locals and PRI members there and enquired from them about the quality and pace of work going on at each site.
He directed that clearances for laying of pipe networks through forests should be provided expeditiously while safeguarding the environment. He asked for monitoring such issues at the highest level so that no work gets delayed due to lack of attention.
He impressed upon them to involve the members of PaniSamities at every step so that they get accustomed to the nitty gritty of running these schemes successfully in future as per the mandate of the mission. He enjoined upon the officers for evaluation of the works besides greater role for public representatives and Paani Samities in monitoring progress of various works.
He instructed the officers to carry out assessment of sustainability of source of each water supply scheme. He also advised them to ensure that people are provided with an adequate quantity of potable water. He exhorted upon them to secure NABL accreditation of every water testing lab for third party certification of the quality parameters.