Jal Shakti Kendra set up in Rajouri; Water conservation to get special focus: DC Rajouri


RAJOURI: District Administration Rajouri today set up Jal Shakti Kendra (JSK) which has become functional with immediate effect. The JSK was inaugurated by District Development Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan.

SE Jal Shakti, JP Singh; ExEn Jal Shakti Rajouri, Mushtaq Ahmed; ExEn Mechanical Rajouri, Bhupinder Singh; DYO, Nitin Hangloo; AEE Hqr, Zulfikar Ali Chowdhury; Monitoring Incharge JSK, Vikrant Sharma besides staff members of the Jal Shakti Department were present at the inaugural event.

It is pertinent to mention here that JSK has been set up to achieve the desired results concerning water conservation, adopting best practices and delivering the key objective of the campaign launched by the Prime Minister of India under the theme “Catch the Rain” Where it falls When it falls.

The District Development Commissioner said that the District Administration Rajouri is working on a multi-pronged strategy to conserve and preserve water resources and sought the active cooperation of the public in this connection.

“As many as 264 projects at the cost of Rs. 1240 crore have been approved under Jal Jeevan Mission to provide tap water to all households. The works are at tendering stage and on completion all the households of the district will be provided with functional tapped water connections”, said the DDC.

The District Development Commissioner said that the Kendra would focus on several aspects including dissemination of information about the initiatives being taken for the conservation and preservation of water, schemes launched to provide necessary benefits to the common masses in terms of drinking water facilities besides registering the public grievances specifically related to water by dialling JSK Helpline Number 01962263503.”

The District Development Commissioner also urged the general public of the district to develop water-saving habits and use the precious natural resources judiciously to save it for future generations.

He also stressed the need to adopt Rainwater harvesting including Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting, percolation pits, check dams, diversion drains, roadside drains to conserve rainwater for subsequent use in different activities.