PHED minister commissions water supply system in Japukong range
Mokokchung, March 16 (EMN): Minister of Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Jacob Zhimomi, on Tuesday announced that the central government through the vision and leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was committed to providing safe and adequate water supply through individual household tap connection (FHTC) or easily accessible public fountain in all villages of the state in a phase manner. The scheme has been launched through the flagship programme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).
The minister said this during the commissioning programme of augmentation of water supply to five villages in Japukong range at Yajang C village in Mokokchung district. Stating that the department is currently implementing the JJM scheme in phase manner in the district, Zhimomi urged the people to actively help the department through their participation saying as ‘no work would be successful without their active participation.’ He also disclosed that the state government has planned to start road connectivity development in the rest of the sub-divisions.
Minister of Technical Education Temjem Imna Along also spoke at the event and expressed appreciation to the former minister Dr .Benjongliba Aier for his initiation to provide safe and adequate water supply to the people.
It may be mentioned that the project “Augmentation of water supply scheme through stream water source to five villages in Japukong range” and funded by North Eastern Council (NEC) was started in the year 2014 and completed in 2020. The project costing an amount of INR 484.74 lakh was implemented to provide water supply to the five villages namely Yajang A, Yajang C, Liremen, Akumen and Tzuremen village from streams sources located near the village vicinity.
The project was commissioned on Tuesday in the presence of Minister Temjen Imna Along, Advisor Kazheto Kinimi, chief engineer PHED and five village councils.