Advisor to Governor, KK Sharma Sunday chaired a review meeting of PHE Department and took stock of drinking water scenario in Jammu division.
Chief Engineer PHE, Vinod Gupta, besides other seniorofficers of the department attended the meeting.
While reviewing the overall drinking water position inJammu, the Advisor called for taking necessary corrective measures to augmentthe supply, especially in the Jammu city and dry belt in the periphery. Hedirected the Chief Engineer and concerned Executive Engineers to personallymonitor the supply position and plug the gaps, if any to ensure regular watersupply to the people during the scorching summer months. He instructed theofficers to regularly conduct field visits for checking water supply positionand deployment of water tankers in the vulnerable areas so that the people maynot suffer for the want of drinking water in the summer season.
The Advisor directed for establishment of a transformer andmachinery bank to meet the emergencies in case of machinery breakdown. Severalother issues related to the upgradation of PHE sector including, setting up ofelectric sub stations for smooth functioning of water supply schemes under"languishing initiative" were discussed in detail.