In order to assess the performance and review the functionality status of Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) in all rural households of the District, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad at Conference Hall of DC Office Complex here today.
At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner took a detailed review about progress achieved with regard to set parameters and indicators under JJM Survekshan including Har Ghar Jal certification by Gram Sabhas, Water Quality Testing/Monitoring & Surveillance and Institutional Arrangements.
He also took a Block wise first hand appraisal of water quality testing at HHS and PWS source, besides training imparted to women for FTK testing for a sustained surveillance on quality of water by the community itself.
On the occasion, the DC was apprised that all the villages of the district have been saturated with piped tap water connections and certification to this effect has been already completed. With regard to Water quality tests, the DC asked the concerned to achieve 100 percent target of testing household tap water and PWS source using FTKs or Labs by December 12.
The DC also asked them to complete Skill training/programmes of the resources by December 12th by involving members of Panchayat Raj institutions. He directed the Officers to adhere strictly to the laid guidelines and maintain the highest level of transparency and accountability in the implementation process.
He also exhorted the officers to put in coordinated efforts to achieve the desired results and meet the timelines targeted for completion of tasks at all levels. The DC further asked the concerned Officer to work with added zeal and determination in implementation of flagship programme of the Central Government envisaged to provide safe and adequate drinking water through tap connections to all households in rural areas.
The DC laid emphasis on timely data uploading which is a pivotal criteria for evaluation of performance in JJS-2023 for front runner Districts. He also laid emphasis on encouraging the local communities to take over the rural water supply system for operation & maintenance.
Superintending Engineer PHE Hydraulic, Superintending Engineer, Mechanical PHE, Assistant Director Planning, Executive Engineers Rural Water Supply PHE and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.