56 Schemes, Costing Rs. 18.50 Crore, Have Been Taken Up Under  NRDWP In Kupwara: Haq Khan




SRINAGAR, Sep 01: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr. Abdul Haq and Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mr. Sham Lal Choudhary today chaired a joint meeting of officers of Rural Development, PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control departments to review the pace of progress on projects  being executed  under PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control sector in Kupwara district.

The meeting had a detailed discussion on various works undertaken under these sectors in the districts and got first hand appraisal of pace of progress on the projects.

Directing the concerned for taking up new schemes of public importance with the consultation of local public representatives, the Ministers stressed for timely completion of ongoing schemes within available resources. They also asked for early submission of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of new schemes under these sectors so that  these could be submitted to the concerned quarter for funding.

The Ministers directed the concerned for identifying  some works of PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control and take up them under convergence on priority, saying that machinery and  material component shall be provided by the concerned department and the labour component under MGNREGA. They also directed them to exchange the lists of works executed by the departments to ensure transparency, besides conduct of joint field visits to ensure quality of assets created by the departments jointly.

The meeting was informed that 56 schemes, costing Rs. 18.50 crore, have been taken up under  National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in Kupwara district.  The work on 6 PHE schemes under District Sector and 9 schemes under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) is also going on  in the district, the meeting was informed.

 The meeting was informed that Detailed Project Reports of Rs. 3.5 crore stands formulated  for revival of 37 old schemes in the district.

 Giving details of schemes in Lolab Constituency, the meeting was informed that 18 schemes costing Rs.  10.18 crore have been taken up under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), of which 3 schemes,  at a cost of Rs. 2 crore, namely  Chintiwari, Hardering and Kothwari schemes would be completed by this fiscal.  The meeting informed that 2 water storage tanks at Baba Mugam and Doorsa  are expected to be completed by the  next fiscal.   

The meeting further informed that Detailed Project Reports of Rs. 45.85 crore for construction of 10 water storage tanks in district  have also been submitted under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (PMKSY) for further approval and funding.

The meeting was informed that the work on  3  schemes have been taken up  under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) and is expected to be completed by this fiscal, adding that 4 schemes costing Rs. 38 crore have also been taken up under TAC last year.

 Divulging Action Plan for construction of Deep Machine Drill hand pumps in State, the meeting was informed that  3980 hand pumps would be installed by spending Rs. 127 crore during this fiscal.  

Secretary PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Mr. Sanjeev Verma,  Secretary, Rural Development Department Mr. Khursheed Ahmad,  Chief Engineer, PHE Kashmir, Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control, Kashmir, besides Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers of the department attended the meeting.



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