Kohima, June 15 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner Kohima Gregory Thejawelie held a meeting with the members of District Water Sanitation Mission (DWSM) on implementation of flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission at DC Chamber Office Kohima on June 15.
Briefing at the meeting, a DIPR report stated that officials from PHE Department said that Jal Jeevan Mission is a central government initiative under the Ministry of Jal Shakti which aims to ensure access of piped water for every household in India, the DWSM would be headed by Deputy Commissioner and other Head of departments as members at the district level for overall implementation of JJM.
The mission’s goal is to provide household pipeline connection to all households in rural India safe and adequate water through individual household tap connections by 2024. Adding that the Jal Jeevan Mission will be based on a community approach to water and the mission will include information, education and communication as key components and to create a people's movement for water, making it everyone’s priority.
The meeting was also discussed the implementation of the programme and further selection of villages for augmentation and household connection under Kohima district rural areas.