Review of the progress of the department’s works by the Minister of Water Supply
Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bram Shankar Gimpa held a review meeting with the senior officials of the department in his office. He ordered that all the ongoing projects for the supply of clean and pure water in the villages should be completed on time. Gimpa said that the government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann is striving to make the state ‘Rangala Punjab’ and for this purpose all facilities should be given to the villages on priority basis.
At present, 15 surface water projects are running in different areas of Punjab, with the completion of which 1718 villages will be provided clean water supply. Jimpa said that the underground water of these villages is not drinkable and some villages are also in coastal areas. Therefore, canal water will be purified and water will be supplied from the treatment plant in these villages.
Gimpa said that out of these 15 projects, 3 projects Mandoli Pabra, Bhavra and Nanowal are in progress in District Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib. The total cost of these projects is Rs 318 crore and 408 villages will be supplied with clean water through these projects. The project is expected to be completed by February 2024.
Similarly, the work of 1 project in Anandpur Sahib is under progress, in which 67 villages will get clean water at a cost of Rs 38.98 crore. JIMPA also reviewed the progress of the works of 2 projects under District Fazilka and 1 under District Ferozepur. Among them, 436 villages are to be supplied with clean water at a cost of Rs 554.25 crore.
Apart from this, the works of 8 surface water projects running under District Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur were reviewed. Gimpa ordered these projects to be completed on time.
The Water Supply Minister issued NOCs from various departments for these projects. Also reviewed the cases related to In the meeting, J.J. Goyal, Chief Engineer (PDQA), R. K. Khosla, Chief Engineer (Central), J.S. Chahal, Chief Engineer (South) and Jasbir Singh Chief Engineer (North) and other officials of the department were present.