Jal Shakti Minister dedicates drinking water scheme to villages in Arunachal

Jal Shakti Minister dedicates drinking water scheme to villages in Arunachal

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Namsai: The Union Minister for Jal Shakati Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Saturday dedicated a drinking water scheme Pathergaon, Kaisu, Enten and Enthem villages in the presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday.

The 0.17MLD drinking water project funded by the state government is being implemented under Jal Jeevan Mission and will benefit 167 households.

While addressing a gathering, the Minister said Namsai being the lone aspirational district in Arunachal has all the attention of the centre. He said the development of aspirational districts, which are lagging in socio-economic indicators is close to the heart of PM Narendra Modi. So the implementation of all flagship programs in such districts is being directly monitored by the PM and PMO.

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Singh said by the next 9 months, we all should ensure that Namsai district achieves 100% coverage of potable drinking water facilities for all households. He said this will be a return gift to the Prime Minister who is always keen on the development of the aspirational district.

Also speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the state government aims to achieve 100% potable tap water connections to all households of the state by 2023, a year ahead of the national deadline.

CM Pema Khandu highlighted the issue of recurring floods during monsoons in the floodplains such as the Namsai district. He requested the union minister to provide support for flood protection schemes since many low-lying areas in Arunachal are at risk due to flood erosion.

The 1.7 ml capacity treatment plant has been sanctioned by the state government. It aims to provide safe drinking water to 22,695 people, covering 1,285 households in 10 habitations in Chongkham.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 08, 2020