Tuesday, May 21
Feroz Khan flags off Prachar Rath, Workshop Van, Water Tanker of JJM

Feroz Khan flags off Prachar Rath, Workshop Van, Water Tanker of JJM

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Kargil: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan in presence of Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Santosh Sukhadeve Thursday flagged off Prachar Rath, Workshop Van and Water Tanker of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), to spread awareness among communities regarding JJM and its objectives and to make the Pani Maah (Water Month) in Kargil District successful.

Pani Maah is a comprehensive month-long campaign that will be held at Block and Panchayat level across Kargil district. Director Urban Local Bodies, Ladakh, Dr Zahida Bano, Superintending Engineer PHE I&FC Maqbool Hussain, Exen PHE Mohd Hassan and other officers and officers of PHE department were present in the flag-off ceremony.

The CEC inspected the equipment and other facilities available in the vehicles and appreciated the initiative of PHE Department and the objectives of the month-long campaign.

Khan said the campaign will ensure clean and safe drinking water in every village, extensive water testing at the source and delivery points with the involvement of the community like Village Women Committee and user groups.

The CEC talked about the importance of Pani Mah and efforts to be taken by the JJM to aware people of 125 villages of Kargil district. He said the initiative will train people about use of water testing equipment.

Khan said the workshop van will remove the electricity problems in villages. He directed the PHE Department to complete the targets of Pani Mah and ensure safe drinking water facilities at the doorsteps of people.

The CEC instructed the PHE Department not to compromise on the quality of drinking water and congratulated the department for its work progress.

On the occasion, DC Kargil also talked about JJM works in the district and said 70 percent of the works are completed while the remaining will be completed in short period of time.

The Deputy Commissioner said the JJM scheme ensures purity of water that helps in the elimination of various diseases caused by contaminated water. He said in order to make the scheme 100 percent successful, the department needs public cooperation and participation.

Earlier, in the welcome speech, SE Maqbool Hussain explained the objective of JJM and the initiative of providing vehicles for awareness in the villages.

He said the Village Women Committee at every village will be guided with proper training and also equipped with Field Testing Kits (FTK).

To implement this campaign at the ground level, representatives like Councilors, BDC Chairpersons, Sarpanchs, Panchs and people will also be involved and will be imparted detailed training for the purpose.

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