Manipur : CM inaugurates Two water supply projects under JJM

Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, two water supply projects for two remote villages near the Indo-Myanmar border was inaugurated by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Sunday.
The Khangbarol village of Khengjoy subdivision, Chandel, an aspiration district in Manipur, is located 69 kilometres away from the headquarter.
The village lies about 30 kilometers from the Indo-Myanmar border with 82 households.
The water supply system was planned, keeping in mind the projected population of about 1,000 till 2041.
With an estimated cost of Rs 60 lakhs, this gravity-based water supply system ensured tap water connection to all 82 households with a present population of about 450, the ministry said.
Another village Khengjoy in Khengjoy sub-division, about 60 km away from district headquarters, is only 20 km from the Indo-Myanmar border.
“Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh inaugurated two water supply projects for two villages under Jal Jeevan Mission. The two villages on the Indo Myanmar border are remote and once totally insurgent infested, now getting regular water supply under Jal Jeevan Mission,” the ministry said.
The state has also done a mid-term review of JJM, recently.
Manipur has around 4.5 lakhs households, but only 30,379 have tap water connections. During 2020-21, the state aims to provide two lakhs tap connections.
During the current year, the state is planning for 100 per cent coverage of one district and 15 blocks and 1,275 villages. The state plans for 100 per cent provision of household tap connections by 2023 under the JMM.
The JMM aims to provide tap water connections to all rural households by 2024.