18 WSS ongoing in Tral constituency: Taj


Srinagar: There are 18 ongoing Water Supply Schemes (WSS) in Tral constituency, out of which 06 are targeted for completion during 2012-13. Besides, 4 new water supply schemes namely Ladura, Bongam, Gujjarbasti Tral, Dar Lurgam and Nagpathri Chankitar are under consideration and shall be taken up after obtaining the Techno-Economic feasibility and subject to the availability of funds.

This information was given by the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din in reply to a question by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah.

He said the water supply scheme Charsoo is ongoing under NRDWP water quality at an estimated cost of Rs. 43.52 lakhs. The land for construction of filtration plant has been taken over and the clear water sump stands completed. The tender process for allotment of work has been initiated and the filtration plant shall be completed by the end of next financial year subject to availability of funds.

Mr. Taj said the village Hari is covered under water supply scheme Hariparigam with source as Ganashbal spring, village Kachakoot is being provided water presently from water supply scheme Hariparigam and also from water supply scheme Kachchkoot with river Jehlum as source.

He said Chewa is presently getting water supply from water supply scheme Nagbal Khalile which is not sufficient. However, to improve the water supply, the village is being augmented under water supply scheme Shah Mohalla Chopa Basti, he added.

The Minister said that the water supply of village Nageenpora and Pinglish is being supplied from water supply scheme Pinglish with source as Lam Nallah are facing water shortage and said villages are being augmented from ongoing water supply scheme Sikhbasti Ganipora and by its commissioning the villages will get sufficient water as per norms.

He said the village Shariefabad is facing shortage as the scheme has outlived its design period and fresh water supply scheme is under examination and shall be considered over the years subject to the availability of funds.

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