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PHE officials, JJM project contractor meet Chibinang residents over plaints

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TURA, June 21: Following complaints of incomplete Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) as well as the non-availability of water in several villages under Chibinang near Phulbari in West Garo Hills, officials from the PHE department as well as the contractor assigned the project visited the affected areas, promising to ensure their grievances were worked on.
Earlier, residents of Bholarbhita, Bangalkhata, Charbataprara, Borshibanda, Lower Nalbari and Haribhanga had raised several complaints, stating that they were not receiving potable water under the JJM project.
The projects are being undertaken by BAC Infratech.
As per locals, who met the officials, the in-charge assured the speedy completion of incomplete FHTC very soon.
The villagers sought the early completion of the projects in flood-prone areas as these would be the worst hit.
“We requested him for the early completion of FHTC in the flood-prone villages like Haribhanga, Charbataprara, Purnagar, Moulakandki, Borshibanda, Lower Nalbari and some parts of Bholarbhita, to which they assured us of looking into, completing as well as providing running water in these areas,” informed Ishraful Hopque, a local resident.
Another complaint raised was the feeder line lying without support near the Rongai River, which was in danger of being washed away during flash floods.
This, too, was agreed upon by BAC, who stated that the lines would be fixed with support.
The villagers expressed their satisfaction at the explanation and support provided by the company and the PHE department, who met the villagers on June 18.
“In villages that are already getting FHTC water, the quality has been good. We hope a similar quality is maintained in the rest of the areas,” added Hoque.

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