East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the District Water and Sanitation Mission (DWSM) Isawanda Laloo today said that till date 40 per cent of the targeted goal of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has been achieved in the State.
Speaking at the one day training cum orientation programme of JJM for district level functionaries of the DWSM, Laloo pointed out that the goal of the Jal Jeevan Mission to connect every household with functional tap connection by 2024 will go a long way in ensuring that far flung villages are provide with clean, potable water in their houses and also that women and girls do not have to face difficulty in fetching clean water.
She also added that the vision of the Mission is not only to roll out a scheme but to oversee the end to end implementation and prioritization of water conservation and water sustainability.
Laloo further called for the active collaboration of all line departments, implementing agencies, village grassroots and village level organisations to play a vital role in ensuring that water conservation activities are given priority. She also stressed on the need for capacity building at the grassroots level.
JJM, a flagship programme of the Government of India which aims to provide Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) to every Rural Household by 2024 was launched on August 15, 2019.
In Meghalaya, under the Mission, the aim is to provide FHTC to every rural household by 2023. To achieve this goal within the targeted time, the training cum orientation programme aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to JJM in Meghalaya and to give a glimpse of how the Mission can be taken forward so that its message will reach each and every household in the State through the combined efforts at the State, District and Village level.
The programme which was held at the conference hall of the office of the Chief Engineer, PHE here was also attended by BDOs and SDOs of East Khasi Hills District, Executive Engineers, District Officers from different line Departments and members of DWSM.