Make interim plan for drinking water supply in summer season in state
Friday - December 8, 2017 1:04 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
CM Chouhan at Jal Nigam meeting
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has instructed to make an interim plan for supply of drinking water in the summer season in the state. He told to make estimate and arrange resources in advance. CM Chouhan was at a meeting of Jal Nigam here today. Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargav and Chief Secretary B.P. Singh was present during the meeting.
CM Chouhan instructed at the meeting to make time-bound roadmap for construction of Mukhya Mantri Gram Nal Jal schemes. He told to make preparation for installing new handpumps for drinking water in rural settlements. He told them to pay special attention to quality in Nal Jal schemes for better management of group Nal Jal schemes. He told to prepare well in advance to maintain proper drinking water supply in rural and urban areas in the summers.
It was told at the meeting that there are 15 thousand 418 Nal Jal schemes and 5 lakh 35 thousand handpumps in rural areas of the state. For Mukhya Mantri Gram Nal Jal Yojanas, 2, 379 villages have been marked. In its first phase, 1650 Nal Jal schemes will be completed by coming February 2019. To continue running of closed Nal Jal schemes, Strot Suraksha Yojana in the form of Pilot Project will be implemented in two development blocks. In the onging y ear 6,419 new handpumps have been installed. The Department has prepared a workplan for drinking water supply in the summer season. As many as 30 Group Nal Jal schemes are under construction by the Jal Nigam through which 1,635 villages will be benefitted. Jal Nigam has completed 6 Group Nal Jal schemes.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance A.P. Shrivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Public Health Engineering Pramod Agrawal, Principal Secretary Urban Administration Malay Shrivastava and other senior officers were present during the meeting.-Windowtonews