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PHED to inspect projects along interstate border

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, June 12: The Public Health Engineering (PHE) department will be making spot visits of areas along the interstate boundary with Assam where the implementation of many of its project is stalled.
It was informed that along with the implementation of the JJM project, a few other projects have also been stalled due to opposition from its Assam counterpart.
The visit will be part of the problem solving process to carry out the developmental work without any obstructions.
Meanwhile, a massive review of the department and its work is on the cards in the coming week. Implementation of the Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme phase III, JJM and other ongoing and pending schemes will also be reviewed.
An in-depth review on the implementation of the JJM project, status, challenges and criticism will also be carried out beside the status of the catchment areas and the various water sources.
It may be recalled that while the state government is claiming successful implementation of JJM, attracting accolades from the Centre, a few political leaders, mainly from the Opposition, call it a scam, while also demanding a through inquiry into it.
The department will also inquire into the reports of villages, including Dawa Gittinggre and Nengsep Gittim in East Garo Hills being without water for many months.

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