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Govt to ensure drinkingwater to every householdby 2022, says CM

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb asked the officials concerned to ensure drinking water facility to every household by 2022 under Atal Jaldhara Yojana.

The Chief Minister has on Monday chaired a review meeting of the DWS department at Secretariat.

The state government has set target for providing water connections to 3.20 lakh households in the current year.
In this context, the Chief Minister has passed an instruction to the DWS department for speedy implementation of Atal Jaldhara Yojana.

He also emphasized on increasing coordination between the Panchayat Pradhans/ Village Committee Chairmen and 1178 volunteers. They would ensure that the water connection reaches every household in their respective areas at the earliest.

The volunteers would get Rs. 150 for per connection—the total expenditure for this purpose would be Rs. 4.80 crore.
Apart from this, the Chief Engineers of Drinking Water and Sanitation department have been directed to make field visit at least once in a month to ensure smooth functioning of the water connections.

Meanwhile, 100 percent households in a village of Simna constituency have already been provided drinking water facility.

As of now, total 1,71,138 domestic water connections are there in the state- 74,862 in rural parts and 96776 in urban areas.
In the meeting, the Chief Engineer of DWS department said total 2050 deep tube well, 3748 small bore tube well, 54 surface water treatment plans, 39 ground water treatment plant, 925 iron removal plant, 18049 spot sources, 12196 km pipeline and hydrant points are there in the state.

Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar, principal secretary to PWD (DWS) Shashiranjan Kumar, special secretary to CM P.K. Goyal, Secretary to Planning and Coordination department Apurba Roy and other officials were present in the review meeting.

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