The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir today chaired a meeting of District Jal Jeevan Mission (DJJM) Kupwara at District Administrative Complex, here.
The Meeting was convened to authorize D.S.E/Executive Engineer PHE Division Kupwara/Handwara to issue the formal Allotments of total of 18 works of various Water Supply Schemes (WSSs) of both the divisions after successful completion of tendering process.
After considering the agenda of the meeting, 18 works to the tune of Rs. 25.94 Crore were authorized for allotments by the DJJM. The Chairman DJJM insisted upon respective Executive Engineers that all the authorized works may be immediately allotted and the works may be started on the ground without any further delay, so that the approved Schemes are completed within the devised timeline to ensure 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC’s) to the entire rural population of the district.
The DDC also urged the District SE/Executive Engineers of Jal Shakti (PHE) department to ensure accord of AA/TS within one week in respect of all approved Schemes in pursuance of instructions given by Chief Secretary, J&K.
It may be in place to mention the District Action Plan of district Kupwara under JJM for an amount of Rs. 589.52 Cr stands already approved by the DJJM and includes 106 No. of Water Supply Schemes.
Out of 106 WSSs, 50 pertain to PHE Division Handwara, 41 pertain to PHE Division Kupwara, 11 pertain to SSD Tangdar and 4 pertain to Ground Water Division Srinagar.
The schemes have been envisaged to provide the 100% Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC’s) to the entire rural population of the district.
Besides the chairman DJJM, all the members including the Member Secretary DJJM District Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Circle Kupwara, Joint Director Planning were present in the meeting.