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To supply piped water to each and every family through 2021: Secy PHE

Srinagar, Feb
25: Secretary, PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Ajit Kumar Sahu Tuesday said that
J&K Government has envisaged connecting each and every household with Piped
Water Supply by December 2021 against the national target of 2024.

He said this
during his interaction in a day-long public grievance camp held at Banquet
Hall, Srinagar.

Speaking to several
delegations during the camp, Sahu said Jal Jeevan Mission is being implemented
throughout Jammu and Kashmir. He said that government was continuously
assessing the progress on PHE projects and Irrigation and Flood Control works
across all districts and all the households would get piped water.

He said that
all possible efforts are being worked out to tap the available water resources
to meet the requirements of drinking water.

Sahu further
said that J&K Government has envisaged connecting each and every household
with Piped Water Supply by December 2021 against the national target of 2024.

He said that
men and machinery has been geared up who are working to achieve JJM targets
within the set timelines.

During the
day-long programme, a number of deputations and individuals from across Kashmir
districts including, Srinagar, Budgam, Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam,
Pulwama, Shopian, Bandipora, Kangan, Gurez  among other areas met the
Administrative Secretary and highlighted their issues.

Vice Chairman,
Srinagar Development Authority, Vikas Kundal, Chief Engineer, PHE, Chief
Engineer, I&FC, officers from SMC, UEED  among other senior officers
were present on the  occasion.

A delegation
of PHE Joint Employees Association (PHEJEA) also called on the Administrative
Secretary informing him about their service matters. They appealed him that all
their issues should be addressed on priority.

During the
camp several service matter cases were also taken up. The deputations sought an
early redressal from the Government.

The
Administrative Secretary assured the deputations and individuals that all their
issues would be looked into for redressal.

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