Need robust institutional arrangements to ensure benefit of common man: LG

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today reviewed the progress of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and Swachh Bharat Mission-Grameen (SBM-G) during a high-level meeting with the officials of Union Ministry and UT administration, at the Civil Secretariat.

LG expressed his appreciation for the team of Ministry of Jal Shakti for providing valuable insights and recommendations to achieve the desired goals under the flagship missions.

LG said that the effective implementation of both these flagship schemes has a tremendous potential to transform the lives of ordinary citizens in order to make our villages self-sufficient and more sustainable.

LG said that Jal Jeevan Mission and SBM is the top priority of GoI and UT administration.

He issued explicit directions to the concerned officers to work on a mission mode to provide safe and adequate drinking water and sanitation to all citizens.

“Sufficient resources have been allocated to provide tap water supply to all households by December this year. We need robust institutional arrangements to ensure benefit of common man,” the LG said.

LG directed the Chief Engineers of Jal Shakti Department to expedite the tendering and allotment process for different works under JJM.

LG called for better synergy between executing agencies to ensure its timely and effective implementation.

LG directed the concerned officers for identifying gaps in implementation and undertaking extensive IEC campaigns to promote various sanitation techniques and bring about a positive behavioural change in the society.

LG also directed officials to move towards expediting ODF Plus achievement in the districts by laying specific focus on implementing suitable mechanisms for village-level waste segregation, scientific solid waste management, greywater management, imposition of ban on plastic use, and making cleanliness campaigns a ‘Jan Andolan’.

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