DDC Shopian launches Jal Jeevan Mission

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District Development Commissioner, Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, today launched ‘Jal Jeevan Mission- Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’.

Among others the event was attended by SE PHE, engineers from I&FC, PHE, SDM Zainapora, Chief Planning Officer, BDC chairpersons, PRIs and other concerned officer’s and engineers.

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During the event, the DDC sought information regarding the per capita demand of drinking water in both rural and urban areas and situation of the ground water table in the district. He directed the officers of PHE department to conduct a survey about the demand and supply of drinking water in both rural and urban location.

The DDC said the Jal Jeevan Mission is set to be based on various water conservation efforts like point recharge, desilting of minor irrigation tanks, use of grey water for agriculture and source sustainability. It will also involve convergence of schemes to achieve its objectives of sustainable water supply management across the district.

Superintendent Engineer PHE informed that a special training for the frontline workers of the line department will be held across the district.

The DDC asked the SE PHE and engineers of I&,FC to compile a books regarding the guidelines and activities to be carried out under IEC so that the concept of the Mission could percolate to grass root level.