The East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Swapnil Tembe today inaugurated the one-day Training-cum-Orientation Program to the District Level Functionaries of DWSM on Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) at Vocational Training Centre of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Williamnagar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner who is also the Chairman of the DWSM lamented that despite Meghalaya being the rainiest in the world, there is scarcity of quality drinking water even in the rural areas.
However, with the launching of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), the problems being faced by the rural households in terms of drinking water supply will be looked into and every household will be provided with functional household tap connection by 2023, the DC informed.
Delivering the key-note address, Implementation Support Agency (ISA) Coordinator, Amika K. War, informed that the Jal Jeevan Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 73rd Independence Day of India with a holistic approach which focuses on safe drinking water supply service delivery of 55 LPCD at household level throughout the year.
Saying that there will be a comprehensive introduction to Meghalaya under the mission, she also urged the stakeholders to work hand-in-hand for the successful implementation of JJM in the state.
The day-long training session included presentations like the Introduction of Jal Jeevan Mission-roles of the District Coordinator, Presentation on Action Plan, Presentation on Quantity, Quality of Drinking Water Supply and Sustainability of Resources and System, etc by the various resource persons.
Earlier, in the inaugural function, the Executive Engineer of PHE and the Member Secretary of DWSM, Sujit P. Marak delivered the welcome address and Laijinghun Dkhar, ISA Coordinator and the District Project Manager for East Garo Hills, proposed the vote of thanks.