Center committed to development of Northeast: Gajendra Singh Shekhawati

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Guwahati (Assam): Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Monday said that the central government is committed to the development of the Northeast and its impact is visible on the lives of the people of the region.

Addressing the Conference of Ministers of State for North Eastern Region on Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) in Guwahati, Shekhawat said, “The state should emphasize that quantity, quality and sustainability are maintained while implementing water Go to Life Mission in the region.”

The Union Minister appreciated the efforts of North Eastern States for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in their region. He further informed that Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim aim to achieve every household water by 2022. The deadline set by Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland is 2023 while Assam aims to meet the target by 2024.

Shekhawat said, “Under Jal Jeevan Mission, the idea is not only to install a tap in every rural household, but also to ensure service delivery and long-term sustainability and it is the duty of the officers to continuously monitor and ensure that.”

He said, “To achieve the target of Har Ghar Jal in the eight north-eastern states within the stipulated time frame, the government has allocated Rs 6,000 crore for the JJM. The JJM will lay the foundation for the all-round development of the region, as Pradhan. Minister Narendra Modi had envisioned it.” (ANI)

First published:February 28, 2022, 6:26 pm

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