By TC News Desk
Agartala, November 17, 2022: Drinking Water and Sanitation (DWS) minister Sushanta Chowdhury on Thursday chaired a review meeting of “Jal Jeevan Mission” in presence of senior officials of DWS department at Pragna Bhavan here.
The meeting was attended by DWS department’s Secretary Abhishek Singh, Chief Engineer Shyamlal Bhowmik, Director Rajib Majumder along with supervisors, executive and assistant engineer of various circles and divisions and representatives of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited were present in the meeting. In the meeting, comprehensive information about the progress of the department’s work was presented through PowerPoint presentation.Addressing the meeting, Chowdhury said that the administration and people have to work together for the overall development of the state and only then, development will accelerate.
He said that the Drinking Water and Sanitation Department should work on a mission to deliver purified drinking water to every home in the state. Everyone should remember that drinking water connection should be delivered to almost all families by the month of December. The minister directed all concerned in the meeting to complete the tender process of the work quickly. It may be noted that out of 7 lakh 41 thousand 945 houses in the state, 4 lakh 6 thousand 875 houses have been provided drinking water connection. About 55 percent of the houses have already been connected with potable water.
Since the launch of Jal Jiban Mission, 616 deep tube wells, 2,723 small bore deep tube wells, 61 innovative water supply schemes, 3 surface water treatment plants and 68 iron removal plants have been installed. 3,571 schools and 5,009 Anganwadi centers in the state have been provided tap water connections while drinking water has been delivered through tap to every house in 47 villages.