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DDC Anantnag reviews action plan for JSA

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ANANTNAG, JULY 26: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag Khalid Jahangir Friday convened a meeting of the officers of Rural Development Department (RDD) Anantnag and engineers of PHE & Flood Control Department to review the action and draft plan for implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) in the district.

The JSA aims at making water conservation a public movement through asset creation and extensive communication. It  is a time-bound, mission-mode water conservation campaign, during which officers, groundwater experts and scientists from the Government of India will work together with state and district officials in most water-stressed districts for water conservation and water resource management by focusing on the accelerated implementation of five-target intervention.

Assistant Commissioner Development Anantnag, Mohammad Aslam informed the meeting that RDD action plan for the JSA has been prepared. The Executive Engineers of PHE Divisions of Bijbehara and Qazigund informed the meeting that five projects will be undertaken under JSA in the district including three projects by Bijbehara Davison and two by Qazigund Division. The Project Officer Watershed Management (WsM) informed that the project will construct 259 works under JSA.

The DDC asked the concerned BDOs to submit the action taken report of the JSA to his office on a daily basis, besides directed for uploading of all the works under phase - 1st. DDC also asked the concerned engineers and officers to involve Auqaf Committees and local people in the implementation of the Abhiyan.

The meeting among others was attended by ACD Anantnag, JD Planning, Exens of PHE Qazigund, Bijbehara, Irrigation, Project Officer W, BDOs of all blocks and concerned officers from Rural Development Department.

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