Minister Ranjit Kumar Dass Reviews Developmental Works In Chirang 

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KOKRAJHAR, DEC 14: Assam minister for Panchayat and Rural Development (P&RD), Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Food Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Ranjit Kumar Dass on Tuesday visited Chirang district and reviewed the implementation status of various state and centrally sponsored schemes being implemented in Chirang district in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner’s office at Kajalgaon.

Reviewing the status of progress of implementation of Jal Jivan Mission (JJM) in the district with the help of power point presentation, minister Dass urged the district administration and PHE officials for a whole hearted involvement to ensure pipe water supply in every households within the stipulated time as chirang district was quite lagging in the execution of scheme. He stressed that providing potable water to every rural households was a national priority and the district should make efforts to accomplish the goal in a time-bound manner. He also asked to involve local village communities and functionaries of Village Council Development Committees (VCDC) in implementation, operation and maintenance of water supply system in rural areas.

He further ordered to organise IEC campaign along with community mobilization to make the JJM familiar to public and stressed to form water users’ Committees against all JJM with the local people for smooth management of scheme.

The minister also reviewed the implementation status of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission, National Social Assistant Programme, Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension Scheme, National Family Benefit Scheme, Swanirbhar Nari: Atmanirbhar Asom, including Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana for providing of LPG connection to BPL households, rice allotment and distribution under Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Aamar Dukan of the Panchayat and Rural Development Agency and Food Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs department respectively in Chirang district.

The review meeting was attended by Bijni MLA Ajoy Kumar Ray, Deputy Speaker of of Bodoland Territorial Council Legislative Assembly Abhiram Mahanayak, BTC Executive Member Dr. Nilut Swargiary, Chirang Deputy Narendra Kumar Shah, Bijni Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) Rahul Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Sarmah and other officials of district administration.