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BJP Govt fully committed to provide ‘Har Ghar Jal’ under JJM: Mahan Singh
Inaugurates Rs. 8.83 cr Jal Jeevan Mission project at Rehalta
12/1/2022 11:03:43 PM
Early Times Report

MAHANPUR, Dec 1: Mahan Singh Chairman District Development Council (DDC) Kathua has asserted that BJP Govt at the Centre stands fully committed to provide ‘Har Ghar Jal’ under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in every nook and corner of the nation especially the rural and far flung areas.
He stated this during a function in which he inaugurated the Jal Jeevan Mission project worth Rs. 8.83 cr at Village Rehalta falling within the jurisdiction of Mahanpur Panchayat-B here today. It is pertinent to mention here that the project includes lifting of water from Ranjit Sagar Dam @ 5000 gallons per hour to GS reservoir tanks each having the capacity of 30000 gallons, two Over Head Tanks of 20000 gallons each and a filtration plant having the capacity of 10,000 gallons which will be constructed under the aforesaid project.
While addressing the gathering on the occasion the DDC Chairman reiterated the commitment of Union Govt led by PM Narendra Modi to provide the basic necessities to the people in every nook and corner of the nation especially the rural and far flung and remote areas. In this regard he made a special mention of the Govt’s gigantic programme i.e. Jal Jeevan Mission that is aimed at ensuring ‘Har Ghar Jal’. He said that water is the most significant necessity second only to air without which the human survival is not possible. Asserting that it is the prime duty of the Govt to ensure that these basic necessities are available to the people quite easily, he said that BJP Govt is fully committed to provide all the basic necessities of life to the people irrespective of caste, creed, colour, political or other affiliations.
Mahan Singh said that Jal Jeevan Mission has been launched by the Centre envisioning to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India. The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation and rain water harvesting. He said Rs. 1400 cr has been allocated by the Centre under the Jal Jeevan Mission Scheme for Kathua district and nearly 700 projects have been planned which will be initiated in the entire Kathua district to cater to the demand of over seven lakh population of this district.
Mahan Singh informed the people that the project on its completion will cater to the safe drinking water requirements of the people in at least five Panchayats namely Mahanpur-A, Mahanpur-B, Mahanpur-C, Athoon and Atheltha. He said that the speciality of this project is that all the households will be supplied hundred percent filtered water. He said that similar projects will be initiated in all the sub divisions of the Kathua district in the coming time thus addressing the drinking water woes of the people once for all.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were XEN Jal Shakti Department Vikram Dogra and his staff, BDC Chairperson Mahanpur Raj Singh, Sarpanch Sohan Lal Gupta, Sher Singh, Darshan Kohli, Rahda Devi, Surjeet Singh, Makhnu, Gandharav Singh, Jyoti Devi, Ram Chand, Sham Singh and Amarnath.
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