A foundation stone for the multi village water supply scheme, ‘Jorabat Combined Water Supply Scheme’ was today laid at Mawsmai village in Ri Bhoi district by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.
The project aims to cover Jorabat, Mawsmai, Ampher and Ampangiri villages to provide hygienic and safe drinking water to the residents of these villages through functional household tap connections.
During his address the Chief Minister said that the Jal Jeevan Mission is an important and ambitious project of the Government of India to provide functional household tap connections to all rural households and the implementation of schemes under the project is progressing well in the State.
He informed that the State has been able to provide more than two lakh rural homes with FHTCs in the past year and a half through the Jal Jeevan Mission.
“I am confident that with dedicated officers and the concerned department working diligently the State will be able to achieve the set target of close to 6 lakh FHTCs by December 2022,” he said.
The Chief Minister added that the project will immensely aide in improving the lives of the people in the area and also free women and children from the drudgery of fetching water from long distances.
He also impressed upon the people to conserve the catchment areas and water sources in the villages to make the project sustainable.
Earlier during the day the Chief Minister inaugurated the newly constructed Guest House of the North Eastern Police Academy at Umsaw, Ri Bhoi District.
The ‘Brahmaputra Guest House’ located inside the campus of the premier training institute has twenty suites and will cater to the accommodation needs of visiting faculty and dignitaries.