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    Assam decides to engage returnee youths in Jal Jeevan mission

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    During the conference, the Union Jal Shakti Department Minister urged for expediting the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Assam so that the state could achieve its target. He called for streamlining the grassroot activities so that every rural household in the state could be provided safe drinking water within the stipulated time frame.

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    "Great organisations don’t see people as a commodity to be managed to help grow their money, they think of money as a commodity to be managed to help grow their people"
    Guwahati: Assam has decided to engage returnee youths from other states in the implementation of the Jal jeevan mission in the state.

    Union Jal Shakti Department Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat discussed with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the status of implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in the state.

    Prime Minister Naredra Modis flagship scheme Jal Jeevan Mission has set a target of providing piped water to every rural household in the country by 2024.

    During the conference, the Union Jal Shakti Department Minister urged for expediting the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in Assam so that the state could achieve its target. He called for streamlining the grassroot activities so that every rural household in the state could be provided safe drinking water within the stipulated time frame.

    The Chief Minister apprised the Union Jal Shakti Minister that the concerned department has been working towards achieving the target of providing safe drinking water to 13,15,126 households in the state within the current year through the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission.

    He informed that the concerned department has been instructed to expediently complete the process. Saying that though the implementation of the scheme has been delayed a little due to flood, erosion, landslide, storm, spread of COVID-19 pandemic etc., the remaining works of the scheme have been directed to be completed by the concerned department on war footing. He also said that Assam's youths returning from different parts of the country due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown would be engaged in the implementation of the scheme.

    "Great organisations don’t see people as a commodity to be managed to help grow their money, they think of money as a commodity to be managed to help grow their people"
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