“Jal Jeevan Mission is an ambitious plan to take water to the people”, says CM Chouhan

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Jal Jeevan Mission is an ambitious plan to take water to the people for which an amount of about Rs 35 to 40 thousand crores has to be spent. The scheme should be operated with utmost care while ensuring quality. It should be ensured that there is no ‘make believe’ and every household gets proper water.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that regular inspection, physical verification and monitoring of works must be ensured. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the works of Jal Jeevan Mission in Mantralaya today. Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Shri Brijendra Singh Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Public Health Engineering Shri Malay Shrivastava and Additional Chief Secretary Water Resources Shri SN. Mishra etc. were present.

1 crore 23 lakh families must be covered

One crore 23 lakh rural families of the state have to be supplied water through taps under Jal Jeevan Mission. Of these, 17 lakh 72 thousand families have been covered till last year. In the year 2020-2021, 19 lakh 86 thousand families were covered. Remaining work is going on. By the year 2024, tap water will be delivered to every household through the mission.

Ensure water sources

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that under the mission, the water sources should be ensured before laying the pipeline. With tap water reaching every household, it is also necessary that the scheme should be sustainable.

Ministers should conduct spot checking

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that departmental ministers should do spot checking of the implementation of the mission. Full attention should be paid to both the quality and speed of work. Random checking should also be done. Arrangements should be made to provide technical support even after the completion of the scheme.

Rs.500 for connection, Rs.60 monthly charges

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that the amount for tap connection and monthly water supply should be taken for which people should be made aware. Rs. 500 should be taken from normal families and Rs.100 from BPL families. At the same time, the monthly charges for water supply has been fixed at Rs 60 per month.

29 new cluster tap-water schemes proposed

Under the mission, 29 new cluster tap-water schemes of 6477 villages are proposed in the state. Each school and Anganwadi center is being covered under the mission.