SRINAGAR, MAY 7: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Thursday directed the officers of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department to conduct survey from Nowhara to Chadoora area and prepare assessment report about the impact caused due to ongoing construction of Raw Water Treatment Plant pipeline from Nowhara Bridge to Kralpora. The pipeline project envisages an estimated cost of Rs 43 crore.
This was stated by the Minister at a meeting convened here to discuss the status and other issues related to the project. The meeting also discussed issues pertaining to water scarcity and inadequate power supply in Chrar-e-Sharief constituency.
The Minister directed the PHE authorities to prepare a comprehensive project report for construction of two water supply schemes including Darwon-Nowgam and Nilinag and submit the same to the concerned quarters so that funds could be arranged for the purpose. He also asked them to ensure adequate drinking water facilities to Tilsara, Dardipora, Malipora, Pakharpora and Kakawnag areas.
It was given out at the meeting that a proposal for Rapid Sand Filtration Plant with a capacity of 80,000 gallons has been prepared and sent to the concerned quarters for necessary approval.
Later, chairing another meeting with the officers of Power Development Department (PDD), the Minister reviewed the power scenario in the district.
The Minister directed the Superintending Engineer, Budgam to start construction on Receiving Station, Hanjura immediately.
The Minister was informed that Receiving Station, Hanjura is coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 1.37 crore which was sanctioned earlier but due to non-availability of land the construction work is yet to begin. He was also told that due to cost escalation more funds are required for the project. The Minister directed the concerned to go ahead with the execution of work and prepare revised estimates of the project.
Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Mir Altaf Ahmad, Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir Er. Muzaffar Ahmad Lanker, Superintendent PDD Budgam and other officers of PHE, revenue and PDD departments were present in the meeting.