Mahender Singh Thakur Irrigation and Public Health Minister said here today that 14 MLD water would be procured from Gumma pumping station per day instead of 11 MLD at present. He visited Gumma and held a meeting with local people and public representative of Gram Panchayats Dewla, Majheewad and Gumma.He said that local people agreed for releasing water for 15 hours instead of 12 hours for Gumma pumping station. It was decided that a time table would be followed where water would be made available for Gumma pumping station from 3 pm to 6 am whereas rest 9 hours would be utilized for irrigation purpose through Kuhals.IPH Minister thanked the local people for this decision and added that state government was committed to protect the interest of farmers.
He assured that all traditional Kuhals of Gumma area would be renovated and asked the department for preparing the DPR. He also directed to install tullu pumps in some habitations in Gumma Panchayat besides replacing the old water pipes in the area. He also directed to plug the leakages to avoid wastage of water. He said that check dams and water harvesting tanks would be constructed in various areas along Nauti Khad.The Minister also inspected the machinery and water storage tanks of Gumma pumping station and directed the officers to take effective steps regarding repairs wherever necessary. He also inspected filter tanks and asked to ensure quality of water.He said that he was inspecting the situation in the field according the direction of the Chief Minister and taking necessary action. He said that he would visit Giri pumping station tomorrow and added that better water supply would be ensured within next two-three days.Meera Devi, Prem Prakash, Pradhans of Gram Panchayats Gumma and Majheewad, public representatives local people and officers of IPH and district administration accompanied the Minister.