Efforts underway to provide safe drinking water to each household: Farooq Shah

Secretary Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation, Flood Control (I&FC) and DMRRR Farooq Ahmad Shah Thursday said that Government is committed to provide safe drinking water to each household and efforts are on to accomplish the mission.
Efforts underway to provide safe drinking water to each household: Farooq Shah
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Secretary Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation, Flood Control (I&FC) and DMRRR Farooq Ahmad Shah Thursday said that Government is committed to provide safe drinking water to each household and efforts are on to accomplish the mission.

He said this while chairing a meeting of State Level Committee (SLC) to redefine modalities for Estimation of Ground Water Resources (GWR) in the state here today.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE Jammu, Ashok Gandotra, Chief Engineer I&FC Jammu, Vinod Gupta, Superintendent Engineer Mechanical Kashmir, Scientists of Central Ground Water Board, representatives from Rural Sanitation, Agriculture, Industries & Commerce Departments and other concerned.

Speaking on the occasion, Shah said that Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and PHE department should work together and identify those areas where scarcity of drinking water persists.

He said the shortfall can be addressed to some extent by digging bore wells and preservation of springs.

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