DHEMAJI, Sept 16: The Dhemaji and Ghilamara division of Pubic Health Engineering & Water Supply (PHE &WS) has launched eight pipe water supply schemes in Dhemaji district including three schemes in Jonai sub-division on Saturday.
The schemes were funded under National Drinking Water Supply Programme to provide safe drinking water to rural people. The department has spent around Rs 9.5 crore in the district against construction of eight schemes setting a target to cover 8,600 population, said an official.
The department already completed construction of water supply schemes at Lakhinepali, Kamalpur and Hiloipara under Jonai sub-division while the rest are constructed at Gobindapur-Miri, Lotak, Nagaon, Sonapur-Maji and Morolchuk fall under Dhemaji sub-division.
Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah accompanied by Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu and other leaders inaugurated the schemes in Jonai Sub-division on Saturday. Baruah, who addressed the local villagers on the occasion, said the central government has taken steps to provide safe drinking water to ensure good health of the country men and putting priority on hygienic practices through Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM). He urged the user committee members to maintain the project and ensure an interrupted drinking water supply.
Addressing the occasion, MLA Bhuban Pegu requested the local villagers to consider the water supply machines as their own property and help and User Committee members for its due maintenance. He opined that Narendra Modi led Central government has changed the mindset of common people through implementing SBM schemes, which he termed “biggest achievement” of the government.