|2000 households to get water in Karbi Anglong|
DIPHU, Oct 15 - Jal Jeevan Mission, the most ambitious project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will benefit around two million people of Assam. This mission will ensure pure and safe water in households. The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, will implement the project within 2024.
In Karbi Anglong, this mission may target around 2,000 households in the first phase, an official of Public Health Engineering (Rural Division) informed this recently.
“From October 2, a 100-day campaign was launched with the main aim to cover all schools and anganwadi centres of Karbi Anglong. During this campaign we surveyed the quality and quantity of water using field test kits,” said the nodal officer for implementation of JJM in the hill district. He mentioned that this mission will be implemented with special attention on the health of women and children.
It may be mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 73rd Independence Day last year announced the plan to supply sufficient drinking water to each household through pipe connections within 2024 particularly in the rural areas.
The mission will put into practice source sustainability procedures as obligatory basic rule, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting etc.
In Karbi anglong, the existing schemes will be renovated and made functional under the new initiative. Around 82 existing schemes will be revived in two stages under JJM.
Howraghat PHE Division and Diphu PHE (Rural Division) will activate 80 schemes under JJM in the first and second phase, and shall cover around 23,000 households within March next year. New schemes will cover villages where no water supply schemes existed and within December 2024, the entire population of Karbi Anglong will be covered.