Jammu Tawi, July 11
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today said the government has taken various path breaking steps to streamline water supply in the inaccessible areas of the state.
The Minister said this after inaugurating a tube-well for Water Supply Scheme in Akhnoor to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 679.85 lakh. The tube-well having a discharge of 5000 GPH will augment water supply in Akhnoor town and other neighboring areas. MLA, Akhnoor Rajeev Sharma, Chief Engineer PHE, Susheel Aima, Chief Engineer I&FC, Rajeev Gandotra and other engineers of the department were present on the occasion.
The Minister also interacted with the locals and informed them that the government has taken up new Water Supply Schemes and lift irrigation schemes in the area for streamlining the supply of water for drinking and irrigation purposes. “The government is taking requisite steps for providing sufficient drinking water to the people”, he added.
Later, the Minister also chaired a meeting with the officers of the department to review the steps being taken up by the department for augmenting water supply in Ransoo.
The Minister directed the officers to complete Sangar Water Supply Scheme in two months so that people don’t face any difficulty.