Advisor to Governor, Kewal Kumar Sharma today directed for ensuring timely completion of various water supply schemes so that the quantum of drinking water being provided to the people of Jammu division is augmented.
The Advisor was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the status of various PHE schemes and the steps being taken to augment the quantum to water in the division.
The meeting was attended by Secretary, PHE Farooq Shah, Chief Engineer, PHE, Ashok Gandotra, Superintending Engineers PHE and others. The Advisor had a detailed review on the overall functioning of the PHE department and assessed the drinking water scenario in J&K, revenue realization, status of major projects, languishing projects and several other ongoing projects and schemes under different heads.
The Advisor stressed on preparing a comprehensive plan for augmentation of water supply across the state besides setting the time line for covering of the partially covered habitation. He further asked for upgrading the technology used in functioning of tube wells and labs and also enquired about the standard of WSS and quality control mechanism.
About languishing projects funded by JKIDFC, it was informed that a total of 277 schemes were approved in Jammu at a cost of Rs 448.00 crore out of which 116 will be completed by March 2019 and remaining works will be completed upto October 2019. The Advisor said that creative thinking and detailed analysis needs to be done for completion of languishing projects.
Secretary, PHE and I&FC, Farooq Ahmad Shah gave a detailed presentation on the overall scenario of drinking water sector.
He said department is working with the vision to provide safe and adequate potable drinking water to each and every.