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To provide piped water to every household by 2021: Secy PHE

Srinagar, Feb 25: Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Ajit Kumar Sahu Tuesday said that J&K Government has envisaged connecting each and every household with Piped Water Supply by December 2021 against the national target of 2024.

He said this during his interaction in a day-long public grievance camp held at Banquet Hall, Srinagar.

 

Speaking to several delegations during the camp, Sahu said Jal Jeevan Mission is being implemented throughout Jammu and Kashmir. He said that government was continuously assessing the progress on PHE projects and Irrigation and Flood Control works across all districts and all the households would get piped water.

He said that all possible efforts are being worked out to tap the available water resources to meet the requirements of drinking water.

Sahu further said that J&K Government has envisaged connecting each and every household with Piped Water Supply by December 2021 against the national target of 2024.

He said that men and machinery has been geared up who are working to achieve JJM targets within the set timelines.

During the day-long programme, a number of deputations and individuals from across Kashmir districts including, Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Bandipora, Kangan, Gurez  among other areas met the Administrative Secretary and highlighted their issues.

Vice Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority, Vikas Kundal, Chief Engineer, PHE, Chief Engineer, I&FC, officers from SMC, UEED  among other senior officers were present on the  occasion.

A delegation of PHE Joint Employees Association (PHEJEA) also called on the Administrative Secretary informing him about their service matters. They appealed him that all their issues should be addressed on priority.

During the camp several service matter cases were also taken up. The deputations sought an early redressal from the Government.

The Administrative Secretary assured the deputations and individuals that all their issues would be looked into for redressal.