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Access to safe, adequate drinking water for every citizen is my commitment: LG

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Says govt taking effective action to ensure water security in J&K

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha reviewed the progress of schemes and projects of the Jal Shakti Department today and directed the officials to ensure every household has access to clean drinking water through tap, an official press release informed.

The LG said 14.91 lakh rural households in UT now have access to tap water connections.

“Our efforts to provide tap water supply to all our citizens is on the right track. We are creating a future-ready water management system. Access to safe and adequate drinking water to every citizen is my commitment and we are taking effective action to ensure water security in J&K,” the LG said.

The LG appraised the district-wise achievements registered under the Jal Jeevan Mission. He impressed upon the officials to maintain transparency and accountability in the execution of work and to make concentrated efforts to meet the target within specified timelines.

He was briefed on the progress achieved under Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) in the UT. The meeting also discussed the working of Pani Samitis and the interventions required to address the issues in the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission.

The LG took stock of the IEC activities and dedicated measures undertaken by the department for community mobilization and capacity building of human resources with regard to Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance.

The LG also reviewed the Action Plan for the summer season and directed for effective measures to meet the water demand.

Progress under centrally sponsored schemes, PMDP projects and various other key projects, works under Amarnath Yatra, UT Specific Action Plan for Water Sector and governance initiatives of Jal Shakti Department were also discussed.

Meeting was attended by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Shaleen Kabra, Financial Commissioner, Jal Shakti Department; Santosh D Vaidya, Principal Secretary, Finance Department; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to LG; Dr. Ghulam Nabi Itoo, Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission J&K, Chief Engineers and other senior officers.

LG chairs review meeting of Revenue department

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a review meeting of the Revenue Department with senior officials at the Civil Secretariat here today.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Shaleen Kabra, Financial Commissioner Revenue; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to LG; Prasanna Ramaswamy G, Secretary, Revenue; Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and other senior officials attended the meeting, an official press release informed.

It said the LG emphasized on developing a comprehensive and transparent land records management system and ensuring seamless extension of various services being provided to the citizens.

Effective land governance for efficient service delivery, drone survey and generation of property cards, accessibility of land records for implementation of schemes and infrastructure development for ease of living for citizens and quality and speedy delivery of services is our top priority, the LG said.

He directed the Revenue Department, Divisional Commissioners and all the Deputy Commissioners to streamline the online services with regard to mutations, change of land use, legal heir certificates, SC, ST, and OBC certificates.

He also asked the officers to ensure hassle-free access to land records and necessary certificates for all the citizens.

The chair was briefed on the progress achieved in scanning, uploading and digitization of data, the status of properties pertaining to Evacuee, Waqf assets and the transfer of land for various public purposes.

The meeting also discussed the progress on the Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA), the realization of Revenue collection, services provided on Revenue Plus and the computerization of Revenue Courts.

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