Crescent Kashmir

JJM implementation: DC approves Rs 309.29 Cr

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BANDIPORA, MARCH 13:  The District Administration Bandipora approved Rs 309.29 Crore for implementing the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) which envisages supply of 55 liters of piped water per person per day to every rural household of the district.

The amount was approved during a meeting chaired by Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, here today.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, Executive Engineers of various department and other concerned.

It was informed that under the Jal Jeevan Mission (Har Ghar Nal) the survey conducted by the administration revealed that there are 13778 households without tap water connection while 20089 households are not receiving water as per LPCD (Liters Per Capita Per Day) norm.

Accordingly, a Village Action Plan was formulated for 118 villages and subsequent District Action Plan of Rs 309.29 Crore was framed to provide drinking water as per LPCD norm to the 20089 households.

The action plan includes RS 167.23 Crore for 67 Schemes  of 41 villages in PHE Division Bandipora, Rs 122.04 crore  for 51 schemes  in 50 villages of PHE Sopore Division and Rs 20.02 Crore for 29 schemes in 27 villages of PHE Sub-Division  Gurez.

The meeting was further informed that 100 DPRs have been framed so far while 5076 connection entries have been uploaded on IMIS portal against total connections of 20000.

The DC urged the officers to expedite work to upload the data on IMIS portal at earliest.

Mirza said the public participation would play an important role in the execution of works under the mission and that NGOs will also be involved.

On the occasion, the DC also reviewed the progress of all the ongoing water supply schemes of the district and directed the concerned to expedite the work on these projects.

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