District Development Anantnag Mr. Khalid Jahangir today 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 Jan Andolan 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 India’s most water-stressed districts for water conservation and water resource management by focusing on 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 under which 1336 works at an estimated cost of Rs. 2661.50 lacs including Rs. 652.66 lacs share under 14th FCA and Rs. 2008.64 lacs share under MNREGA. The Executive Engineers of PHE Divisions of Bijbehara & Qazigund informed the meeting that 05projects will be undertaken under JSA in the district including 03 projects by Bijbehara Davison and 02 by Qazigund Division. The Project Officer Watershed Management (WsM) informed that the project will construct 259 works under JSA for which authority of labour has been also approved for harvesting of rain water.
The DDC asked the concerned BDOs to submit the action taken report of the JSA to his office on daily basis, besides directed for uploading of all the works under phase – 1st. Then DDC also asked the concerned engineers and officers to involve Auqaf Committees & 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.