ANANTNAG, Oct 5: Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today during his extensive tour of Anantnag district laid the foundation stone of three Water Supply Schemes including WSS Chirhama-Bonagam, WSS Kachipora-Baghatpora and WSS Levdora-Kuchipora. The Minister also inspected various PHE installations in the district.
The Minister was accompanied by MLA Devsar, Mohammad Amin Bhat, District Development Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik, ADC Anantnag, Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir G M Bhat, SE Hydraulic and other officers of PHE and I&FC department.
At Chirhama, Sham Choudhary laid the foundation stone of WSS Chirhama-Bonagam which is being funded under NABARD. The WSS having the capacity of 50000 gallons will be benefiting 3 habitations catering to 1910 souls. The project will be completed in two working seasons at an estimated cost of Rs 2.49 crore.
Later, the Minister inspected the overhead tank being constructed at Zadoora. He directed the concerned engineers to ensure the supply of potable water to the people of 3 habitations within a month.
Meanwhile, he also directed the concerned officer to submit the list of those families who have donated land to the department along with the revenue extracts so that the families could be rehabilitated.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Government is seriously contemplating on providing employment to those families who have provided land to the different PHE schemes. He said that in this direction, the department has already uploaded the details of the beneficiaries online.
The Minister later laid the foundation of WSS Kachipora-Baghatpora and WSS Levdora-Kuchipora which are also being funded under NABARD and will be completed in two seasons at an estimated cost of Rs 2.70 crore and Rs 1.91 crore respectively. These two schemes will be catering 7 habitations including Kachipora, New Colony Nipora, Baghat Colony, Amanpora, Levdora, Kuchipora, Sransoo Shampora and Drenin Daulatabad.
At Chowgam, the Minister assured the locals that their long-term demand of providing them drinking water will be fulfilled shortly. He directed the concerned engineer to prepare a DPR in this regard.