Hand holding cum awareness programme for JJM stakeholders held at Kathua

KATHUA, June 20: The Project Management Consultancy, Mission Directorate, Jal Jeevan Mission, J&K, in collaboration with District Jal Jeevan Mission, Kathua today conducted a day-long mega handholding cum awareness program here in the Auditorium of Government Degree College for women.

The sessions witnessed participation of different stakeholders including PRIs, Pani Samiti members, and field staff of Jal Shakti Department, Poshan Abhiyan, Health viz. ASHAs, AWWs, District Project Management Unit JJM Staff, Implementation Support Agency, water testing lab staff and other concerned.

The programme was presided over by SE Hydraulic Ashwani Kumar who kick-started the proceedings of the programme. He highlighted the series of steps undertaken in the district for successful implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission and also emphasized on encouraging local communities to take over the rural water supply system for operation and maintenance, and help the administration so that the “Har Ghar Nal se Jal ” mission is successful.

He also briefed that various JJM schemes are presently going on at full pace and works are targeted for completion within timelines.

The Representative of Implementation Support Agency (ISA) for JJM conducted a session wherein he highlighted the various aspects of Jal Jeevan Mission, water management and overall conservation measures and the importance of Jal Jeevan Mission for ensuring adequate, clean tap water to every household. A demonstration session on water testing was also conducted to acquaint the Paani Samitis and other stakeholders. 

IEC Expert of JJM explained in detail the role and duties of the stakeholders including Pani Samitis, PRI members, Asha and Anganwadi workers and shared best practices of water management and rain water harvesting with the audience and motivated them to play their role in a missionary zeal towards fulfilling the vision of JJM.

On the occasion a certificate to the best performing Paani Samiti of the district was also given.

XEN PHE Kathua, Vikram Kumar, AEEs, staff of DPMU and other officers of various departments attended the programme.