BAJALI: Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah held a meeting and reviewed the status of Jal Jeevan Mission schemes with PHED officials of the district at the Deputy Commissioner's office on Wednesday.
He assessed the status of water supply schemes in the district. The Minister took note of the status of DPRs, Administrative Approvals , Technical Sanctions and land finalization for the new schemes. The Minister instructed the departmental engineers to speed up the process of completion of the already allotted works. "The quality of pipes should also be tested randomly so that no substandard quality pipes find space in the FHTCs and pipe quality will be tested at IIT Guwahati," asserted the minister.
He also mentioned that quality of work will be checked in three phases which will start from September 1. In the first phase Self Help Groups will check the proper functionality of FHTCs and geotag the connections along with filling up questionnaires to upload in data base. In the second phase, schools students from classes 9 to 12 will randomly collect water from FHTCs and check its quality in laboratories.
In the 3rd phase, officials of State government will inspect the schemes and household connections. He also maintained that no schemes should carry household connections less than 250 which is a prerequisite for keeping the maintainence cost viable in the long run for the water users committee. The minister also informed that Jal Mitras who will take care of the schemes are currently undergoing training at different ITIs of the State and an engagement letter will be provided to them after their completion of training.
Minister Ranjeet Kumar Dass, MLA Phanidhar Talukdar, Cauvery B. Sharma, DC Bajali and other senior officials of the department and district administration were present in the meeting, stated a press release.