Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the State Level Review meeting of Jal Shakti Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) at Shimla, today. Union Minister of State for Ministry of Jal Shakti Prahlad Singh Patel took stock of the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural) in the state.
Chief Minister said that there are 17.28 lakh Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) in the state and 1.25 lakh FHTC would be provided during the year 2022. He said that all households in tribal districts of Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti have been provided with tapped water connections and Una is the aspirational district under the Mission. He said that 24 blocks, 2284 gram panchayats and 14525 villages are now Har Ghar Jal.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh is best performing state as per Functionality Assessment conducted by GoI in overall functionality and among the top 10 in FHTCs coverage.
Union Minister of State asked the officers of Jal Shakti Vibhag to make all out efforts to achieve the target of providing tapped water connections to all households within stipulated time. He said that solid liquid waste management was the main emphasis of Swachh Bharat Mission and stress must be laid on it.
Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur also detailed of various activities of the Department.
Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, MP and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Principal Secretary to CM Shubhasish Panda, Director Rural Development Rugved Thakur, Director Industries Rakesh Prajapati and ENC Jal Shakti and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.