Under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) of the Central Government as many as 51 households of Hocho, Rello and Sara habitations in Arunachal Pradesh have been provided with household water tap connections.

Officials said due to COVID-19 pandemic, Arunachal Pradesh has been facing difficulties in the implementation of schemes as many villages have barricaded themselves and are not allowing outsiders to enter the villages.

“Despite such challenges, the PHE Department was geared to achieve the vision of ‘Jal Jeevan Mission: Har Ghar Jal’ in the State by 2023,” officials said.

The department officials got in touch with village communities and explained the role of gram panchayats and communities in planning, implementation, managing, operating and maintaining their own water supply systems and encouraged their participation accordingly

“They further engaged them as masons, plumbers, electricians, etc. in implementation of the water supply scheme,” the officials added.

Under Jal Jeevan Mission, every rural household is to be provided with a functional household tap connection (FHTC) ensuring adequate and safe drinking water on a regular basis, including such remote villages.

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