Assam Education Minister Inaugurates 6 FHTC Schemes Under JJM for Clean Drinking Water

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Monday, August 28, 2023
Assam Education Minister Inaugurates 6 FHTC Schemes Under JJM for Clean Drinking Water
Ranoj Pegu, accompanied by Pradan Baruah and Dhemaji DC, inaugurates FHTC schemes in Assam
In a significant development aimed at improving the water supply infrastructure, Ranoj Pegu, the Education Minister of Assam, accompanied by Pradan Baruah and Dhemaji DC, inaugurated six Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) schemes under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in the Machkhowa CD Block of his constituency. The inauguration ceremony marked an important step towards ensuring access to clean drinking water for the residents of Sisi Miri Bongali, Solmari, Chowkham, Borpak, Deogharia, and Barajan.

The six FHTC schemes were commissioned with a total expenditure of ₹588.64 lakh, reflecting the government's commitment to providing essential services and infrastructure to the people. The projects are part of the larger JJM initiative, which aims to provide tap water connections to every rural household in India.

The inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of key officials and local representatives who expressed their support for the initiative. The Education Minister, Ranoj Pegu, emphasized the importance of clean drinking water and its impact on the overall well-being and development of the community. He highlighted the government's efforts to ensure that every household in the constituency receives access to safe and potable water.
The FHTC schemes under the JJM will not only enhance the quality of life for the residents but also contribute to the overall progress and development of the region. Access to clean water is crucial for maintaining good health, improving sanitation, and promoting hygiene practices. The initiatives will also alleviate the burden on women and girls who often have to travel long distances to fetch water.

The government's commitment to the Jal Jeevan Mission reflects its dedication to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of providing clean water and sanitation for all. The inauguration of these FHTC schemes marks another milestone in the journey towards achieving universal access to safe drinking water.

The projects will be implemented in close collaboration with local communities, ensuring their active participation and ownership. This approach aligns with the government's vision of promoting community-led development and empowerment. The success of these initiatives will be measured not only by the infrastructure put in place but also by the positive impact on the lives of the residents.

The Education Minister and his team expressed their gratitude to all stakeholders involved in the successful implementation of the FHTC schemes. Their efforts in completing the projects within the allocated budget and timeline are commendable. The commitment to transparency, accountability, and efficient utilization of resources is evident in the commissioning of these schemes.

The inauguration of the FHTC schemes in Sisi Miri Bongali, Solmari, Chowkham, Borpak, Deogharia, and Barajan marks a significant step towards achieving the goal of providing clean drinking water to every household. It is a testament to the government's commitment to the welfare and development of its citizens. The residents of these communities can now look forward to improved access to safe and reliable water supply, contributing to a healthier and more prosperous future.