DHOLAI: A number of piped water supply schemes under the Jal Jeevan Mission were laid by Minister for Environment and Forest, Fisheries and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya at different places under his Dholai constituency in Cachar district on Thursday.
Minister Suklabaidya laid the foundation stone of piped water supply scheme at New Bilani under Derby tea estate in the presence of Sasankha Ch Paul ZPC Madhya Dholai, Sushil Rn Dhar, President of Borjalenga Block, Lakhi Rani Yadav, ZP Member of West Dholai and other dignitaries. The project cost is estimated at Rs.118.39 lakh.
Suklabaidya laid the foundation stone of retrofitting of Putikhal GP WSS under Jal Jeevan Mission at Putikhal at a cost of Rs 39.90 lakh in the presence of Sasankha Ch Paul ZPC Madhya Dholai, Lalbahadur Kurmi, President Narsingpur Block and other dignitaries.
He also laid the foundation stone of retrofitting of PWSS at Bashkhal at an estimated cost of Rs.42.75 lakh.
The minister also laid the foundation stone of retrofitting of Channighat PWSS at Channighat at a cost of Rs.57 lakh.
Suklabaidya also laid the foundation stone of retrofitting of PWSS under Jal Jeevan Mission at French Nagar at a cost of Rs.55.69 lakh.
Later, he laid the foundation stone for construction of road from T02 to Jamalpur including routine maintenance under PWD (Roads). The estimated cost of the project is a little over Rs.3.63 crore.
In his address, Minister Suklabaidya said the ambitious Central flagship scheme under Jal Jeevan Mission is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide piped water supply to all Indian households by 2024. He appealed to everyone to lend their support towards making the Jal Jeevan Mission a people's movement, stated a press release.