JAMMU, Nov 25: Kavinder Gupta former Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has asserted that BJP Government at the Centre led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi stands fully committed to provide the basic necessities including the drinking water to the people in every nook and corner of the nation.
He said that this can be well gauged from the fact that the significant Jal Jeevan Mission launched by the Government in this direction successfully achieved the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ target across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The BJP leader stated this during a function organized to commence the development work of laying drinking water supply pipeline at Ward 51 in Sector-3 of Channi Himmat. Kavinder Gupta today kick started this development work which is estimated to be completed at the cost of Rs. 80 lakh in the presence of Vinay Gupta BJP district president, Jammu, Raj Kumar, Chairman Health and Sanitation Committee, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Bhushan BJP Mandal president and vice chairman Cantonment Board and Narinder Koki besides a large number of local residents.
While addressing the gathering on the occasion, former Dy CM said that water is the most significant necessity second only to air without which the human survival is not possible. Asserting that it is the prime duty of the Government to ensure that these basic necessities are available to the people quite easily, he said that BJP Government is fully committed to provide all the basic necessities of life to the people irrespective of caste, creed, colour, political or other affiliations.
Kavinder Gupta said that Jal Jeevan Mission has been launched by the Centre envisioning to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India. The programme will also implement source sustainability measures as mandatory elements, such as recharge and reuse through grey water management, water conservation, rain water harvesting.
Raj Kumar, Chairman Health and Sanitation Committee informed that 11 new tube wells are in the offing in Channi Himmat area which will undoubtedly resolve the issue of water scarcity in the area once for all.
Meanwhile Kavinder Gupta also started the development work of laying of tiles at Cantonment Market which is estimated to be completed at a cost of Rs. 10 lakh.