Also orders to supply potable water in 918 villages
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh whereas reviewing the functioning of Water Supply Department at present directed it to finish the ongoing 10 large surface water tasks overlaying 1021 high quality affected and enroute villages in Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Amritsar positively by December 2022 with an funding of Rs. 1032 crore.
Meanwhile, Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Razia Sultana apprised the Chief Minister that along with these 10 large surface water tasks, the State Government has additionally authorized 5 large surface water tasks in 701 high quality affected villages of District Ferozepur (95), Fazilka (342) and waters shortage villages of District Hoshiarpur (197) & Ropar (67) with an funding of Rs. 1068 crore. These works can be procured by June, 2021 and commenced accordingly.
The Chief Minister additionally ordered the Department to supply potable water in 918 high quality affected villages of State instantly by Community Water Purification Plants (CWPPs), Arsenic and Iron Removal Plants (AIRPs) & family purifiers which had been commenced in 2020-21 with an funding of Rs.135 crore. Captain Amarinder Singh additionally directed the Water Supply & Sanitation Department to make sure meticulous monitoring of the ongoing tasks for his or her well timed completion and high quality management.
Razia knowledgeable the Chief Minister that every one these water remedy vegetation can be made useful by September 30, 2021.
During the assembly, the Chief Minister was apprised of varied enlargement initiatives of the division together with upgradation of 31 water testing labs (State/Multi district/Sub unit labs) with new buildings and fashionable tools at a price of Rs. 14 crore with a view to strengthen the present infrastructure for water high quality testing within the State.
Taking half in deliberations, the Principal Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation Mrs Jaspreet Talwar apprised the Chief Minister that the Department proposes to get NABL accreditation of all these labs by October 2021.
The division by December 2021 would additionally full 230 ongoing floor/surface primarily based piped water provide schemes underneath World Bank/NABARD programmes aside from offering sewerage amenities in Bahadurgarh (10 villages), water provide and sewerage amenities in village Ghuman (related to Bhagat Namdev Ji), and Budha Theh in Beas. Further, the work for upgradation of water provide scheme in Faridkot can be taken up with an funding of Rs. 8 crore and augmentation work of sewerage in Sri Anandpur Sahib city at a price of Rs.7.73 crore in May 2021.
It was additionally dropped at the discover of the Chief Minister that the division will by June 2021 launch ‘JAL SEVA APP’ with a view to allow most of the people to observe the efficiency of service supply and standing of rural water provide schemes of their areas.
During 2020-21, the Department spent Rs. 206 crore in rural sanitation for setting up Individual Household Laterines (IHHL), neighborhood sanitary complexes, Solid and liquid waste administration. Additionally, the division additionally proposes to make the most of Rs. 341 crore for varied actions underneath Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) programme in 2021-22 together with IHHLs, Community Sanitary Complexes, Plastic Waste Management Units, Bio-gas vegetation in addition to faecal sludge administration.
Notably, the division was in a position to settle excellent electrical energy payments of DWSS run rural water provide schemes with PSPCL by a authorities grant of Rs 305 crore.