Samba : Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Friday took a whirlwind tour of district Samba and assessed the pace of development works taken under JalJeevan Mission here.
The CS was accompanied by Principal Secretary, Jal Shakti Department (PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control), ShaleenKabra and Principal Secretary, Higher Education & Information Departments, RohitKansal.
Chief Secretary during the tour inspected Water supply Scheme of BhagatMohalla at panchayatsmailpur of Bari-Brahmana which is being constructed at an estimated cost of 232.00 Lacs. It was informed that the under construction water supply scheme will cover all habitants of villages Smailpur and BhagatMohalla including 617 households.
Later, Chief Secretary also visited Water supply scheme Patli New in Bari Brahmana and reviewed its construction work.
Chief Secretary J&K directed the executing agencies to expedite the development works and completing it within the fixed timelines. He laid emphasis upon providing safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections to all households.
It was informed that under the Water Supply Scheme Patli New, OHT has been completed and Borewell has also been fully drilled which will provide tapped water connections in 329 households.
While interacting with Sarpanches and PRI members during the visit, Chief Secretary emphasized on creating awareness of various Government initiatives including PaniSamiti, Land Passbooks, NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyan, E-governance initiatives, among locals so that major initiatives of government are accessible to every citizen.
Among others Divisional Commissioner Jammu Ramesh Kumar, MD JJM SayedAbidRasheed Shah, Deputy Commissioner Samba Anuradha Gupta besides other senior officers of JalShkati Department and others were also present.