Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today laid the foundation stone for the Um Shillong Lummawnei, Umthlong, Mawiong & Block 13 Water Supply Scheme at a function held in Mawlai.
The project cost is estimated at Rs 95, 38, 22,518 funded under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Stating that Meghalaya was ranked at the bottom in terms of water connection with only .75 per cent households accessible to tap water in 2019 the chief minister said today the State is one of the best performing states and has been acknowledged by the Jal Shakti Minister himself.
He also informed that the State has received additional funds for two consecutive years based on the performance. “This is a testimony of the hard work of the team,” he said.
The chief minister exuded confidence that Meghalaya will be one of the first few states to achieve the target for completion of JJM by 2024 as laid down by the government of India. “We took it upon ourselves to complete the program by 2022 but as there were a number of challenges we could not complete though 50 per cent of the target has been achieved however I assure you Meghalaya will achieve the target within the stipulated time as given by the government of India,” he added.
Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, PHE minister, Renikton Tongkhar, Commissioner & Secretary, PHED, Syed Md Andaleeb Razi and MDC, Mawlai, Teiborlang Pathaw were also present on the occasion.