Assam: Morigaon District Sets June 20 Deadline for Water Supply Schemes under Jal Jeevan Abhiyan

Guwahati, 8th June: The District Commissioner of Morigaon, Debasish Sharma, has set a firm deadline of June 20 for contractors to complete water supply schemes under the Jal Jeevan Abhiyan. Failure to meet this deadline will result in stringent action against the contractors or cancellation of the projects.

During a meeting held at the District Commissioner’s office, Sharma emphasized the critical importance of timely completion of these schemes. He criticized contractors who have failed to meet previous deadlines, holding them accountable for their poor performance. Sharma underscored the severe impact these delays have on society, asserting that no one has the right to deprive people of drinking water.

He condemned the practice of using the names of influential individuals as excuses for not completing work, assuring that strict action would be taken against such behavior. Executive Engineer Sarat Bora was instructed to submit a report on non-performing contractors, which will be forwarded to the Chief Minister of Assam.

The commissioner also ordered legal action against those obstructing water supply schemes over land or other issues. Additional District Commissioner Dr. Sangeeta Borthakur clarified that the monsoon season cannot be used as an excuse for delays, insisting that the work orders issued in October must be completed within the stipulated time.

Shah Mainuddin Dewan, Executive Engineer of the Dhing division, discussed various field issues during the meeting. Under the Jal Jeevan Abhiyan, a target of 2,13,997 tap water connections has been set for the Morigaon district, covering the Dhing division. So far, 1,43,572 connections have been provided, leaving 70,425 still pending.

The meeting, attended by officials from the Public Health Technical Department and numerous contractors, highlighted the urgent need to expedite the completion of water supply schemes to ensure the provision of essential services to the residents of Morigaon.

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