IMPHAL: Village Water Sanitation Committee, Nungba has charged PHED Minister Losii Dikho of flouting the guidelines of Jal Shakti Mission while executing works under the mission in Nungba Assembly constituency.
Addressing reporters at Nungba in Noney district, Village Water Sanitation Committee, Nungba Convener Kanamshin Malangmei said that Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Drinking water and Sanitation introduced the Jal Jeevan Mission on August 15, 2019 with a target to provide safe drinking water to every household of the country by 2022. In line with this, Chief Minister N Biren Government has been working hard to provide safe drinking water to every household under the said mission.
Unfortunately, PHED minister Losii Dikho has flouted the guidelines of the mission by entrusting the works to be taken up in Nungba AC under the Mission to two individuals namely Michael Dangmei and Gaidon Kamei, who are not residents of Nungba. Entrusting works to the two outsiders will amount to failing the noble mission and undermine the target to provide drinking water to every household in Nungba AC effectively, he said.
He drew attention of the Chief Minister to implement the mission in Nungba AC effectively to ensure providing safe drinking water in every household in the Assembly constituency under the prescribed guidelines of the Mission.
He urged the PHED Minister and concerned officials to effectively implement the Mission in the interest of the backward people. Under the guidelines, Village Water and Sanitation committees are formed in every village and bank accounts are also opened in the name of the said committees. As such, minister should not entrust the works of the Mission to the two individuals who are not residents of Nungba. Committee takes such step of the minister seriously. If the individuals are entrusted with the works by flouting guidelines, committee will not remain as silent spectator.