Srinagar, December 22
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Chaudhary, Thursday convened a meeting to review the status of ongoing water supply schemes in Kashmir province targeted to be completed during the current fiscal.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE, Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers of all valley districts, Chief Accounts Officer, Deputy Director Planning and other officers of the Department.
The meeting was informed that 81 water supply schemes including, 10 in Kulgam, 6 in Anantnag, 8 in Shopian, 8 in Baramulla, 4 in Sopore, 8 in Uri, 5 in Ganderbal, 9 in Kupwara, 11 in Handwara, 4 in Bandipora, 6 in Budgam, and 2 in Srinagar haven been targeted to be completed this fiscal.
On the occasion, the Minister directed the Chief Engineer to ensure that the water supply schemes are completed by February 2017 to augment the water supply in these districts.
He also directed for installation of at least 8 hand-pumps in each constituency of Kashmir in the current fiscal. Later, the Minister inspected Tangnar Filtration Plant in Pampore to take stock of the project implementation.
He was informed that the plant, constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 148.37 crore rupees and with a capacity of 10 MGD (or 1 crore gallons), will supply drinking water to 69 habitations covering 3 lakh souls.