J&K Governor N N Vohra on Sunday reviewed the progress of ongoing dredging of river Jhelum from Anantnag (Islamabad) district in south Kashmir to Baramulla district in North of Valley, officials said.
The ongoing dredging works in river Jhelum and its tributaries is being done under Disaster Management component of TAMEIR-Plan sanctioned by the Government of India, he said.
"The Governor noted that as on 12th March, against targets till end March 2016, the cumulative dredging work done in the Jhelum river stretch from Khannabal Bridge to Halamulla is 3,11,713 cum (read cubic-meter) against the target of 3,59,700 cum; for Sethar to Sempora stretch (1,39,237 cum against a target of 1,79,166 cum); for Lasjan to Shalteng stretch (94,930 cum against a target of 1,04000 cum); for Shalteng to Panzinara stretch (35,780 cum as against a target of 60,500 cum); for Panzinara to Banyari stretch (1,71,982 cum as against a target 2,72,500 cum.)
Similarly, he said, for the outfall channel at Baramulla from Pohru to Janbazpora, the dredging status is 34,070 cum against a target of 38,000 cum till March 2016. "On the floodspill channel from PadshahiBagh to Wullar the cumulative achievement is 1,18,455 cum as against a target of 1,34,150 cum," an official spokesman said.
The Governor was informed that the dredging process has been started at Bell mouth of FSC to Panzinara and 2 Backhove excavators deployed at site. At Outfall Channel Baramulla the long boom and short boom excavators have reached the site and are under installation.
"After having visited the dredging site last week, the Governor has been seeking daily reports on the implementation of this vital project to ensure that the works are completed as per the envisaged time frame," the spokesman said.