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New DPRs worth Rs 76.49 cr prepared for augmenting drinking water supply in Pulwama : Sham Lal Chowdhery

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Jammu , 09 Feb 2018

The Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary informed the house that Government has formulated 15 Detailed Project Reports (DPR)s for development of new and upgradation of existing Water Supply Schemes to improve overall drinking water supply scenario in various segments of Pulwama district.“The exercise for preparation of these DPRs was taken up by the Department in the backdrop of constant depletion of various water sources of existing WSSs across the district” the Minister said while replying to a Question of Mohammad Khalil Band.Elaborating further, the Minister said that the DPRs envisage     new and upgradation of existing WSSs at Gulbugh, Trich, Gadhanjipora, Mirbag Dohgam, Ratnipora, Khandaypora Nowgam, Puchal, Khanchoipora Lajoora, Narwa, Inder (Soch-Kral), Renzipora, Gulzarpora, Prannard-Badriwan, Baba Dawood Khaki, Awantipora, Banderpora-Puchal. He said these areas face   shortage of drinking water for the past some time due to drying up/deletion of sources.  He said shortage of water is also due to coming up of new habitations in the surrounding areas.The Minister further informed that the DPRs would be submitted to the   agencies for funding and the schemes would be made operational in three years to benefit the people.Meanwhile, the Minister said as short term measure the Department is   supplying drinking water to vulnerable areas through other means like hand pumps and tanker services .


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