Bhilai, Jun 22:
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Bhupesh baghel performed bhoomipujan for 42 different projects under the Jal Jeevan Mission for Durg District. Total value of these projects is Rs 24.39 crore. During this virtual programme, Chief Minister oversaw the tap connection project of village Tarra through video conferencing. Chief Minister said, “Guru Banave Jaan Ke – Pani Peye Chahan Ke” is a prevalent proverb in Chhattisgarh. This shows how much importance was given to pure drinking water in Chhattisgarh state. With the determination to provide pure drinking water to all, the ambitious scheme has been launched. Chief Minister said that pure drinking water would be supplied to rural households through Jal Jeevan Mission. Along with this, the state government has prepared a complete system to ensure round the year water availability for these projects. Water availability will be ensured through the Narva scheme of ground water recharge and other arrangements made along with Jal Jeevan Mission.
Chief Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of Jal Jeevan Mission through video conferencing. Laxmi Devi of village Bhatgaon told that the best thing is that you get enough water according to your need. Water is available at the rate of 55 liters per person, which is sufficient. Lalita Nishad said they had to cover long distances to fetch water. They had to spare lot of time and labour for collecting water and further they were not even assured about the purity. Now they are getting filtered pure water in sufficient quantity. Chief Minister also saw the tap connection of Mukesh Yadav’s house in village Tarra. Mukesh’s family members said that this tap connection has proved to be a boon for them. The problem of water is completely gone now.
Chief Minister said that along with making arrangements for clean water, the government will also make arrangements for the drainage of dirty water. In the villages where the streets are narrow, arrangements will be made for soaking pits and at places where the roads or streets are wide, drains will be constructed. He said that the Narva Scheme would make an important contribution to the Jal Jeevan Mission. With the Narva scheme, the government will be able to solve the water woes by recharging the ground water. He anticipated that enough water will be made available to all the people in future. People of gram panchayats will be given training for water testing, so that they can test the water before consumption. Along with this, laboratory will also be established for water testing. He said that by controlling the water level in big water bodies, they would be connected to the cities and villages so that water can be supplied to every household.
District Water and Sanitation Committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the Collector for the smooth functioning of Jal Jeevan Mission. Collector said that the goal is to provide door-to-door water to the remote areas of rural areas. Through this scheme, household tap connection with pure water will be provided to 100% households of rural areas.
MLA Arun Vora, District Panchayat President Shalini Yadav, IG Vivekanand Sinha, SP Prashant Thakur and other officers and public representatives were present. The virtual meeting was attended by Higher Education, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Umesh Patel, Women and Child Development Minister Anila Bhediya, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shiv Dahriya, Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Transport Minister Mohammad Akbar, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey, Assembly Speaker Charandas Mahant, Balrampur MLA Brihaspati Singh, Korba MLA Jaisingh Agrawal, Chief Secretary Ajay Jain and S Prakash (Director, Jal Jeevan Mission).
Bhilai, Jun 22: