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6 WSSs worth Rs 10.15 cr taken up in Nowshera, 2 made functional: Sham Choudhary


6 WSSs worth Rs 10.15 cr taken up in Nowshera, 2 made functional: Sham Choudhary

Last Updated on : 2 Feb,2018 | Source : UNT News Desk

Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control today informed the Legislative Assembly that six Water Supply Schemes (WSS) have been taken up in Nowshera constituency under different programmes at an estimated cost of Rs 10.15 crore, of which two have been completed and made functional during the current financial year while rest are under progress.

 He said amount of Rs 3.2 crore has been spent on these works till December 2017.

          Replying to a Question by Ravinder Raina, the Minister   informed that another WSS namely Seri Sayal (Nowshera) is an on-going scheme under NABARD which was taken up during the current year. He said the loan component to the tune of Rs 45.26 lakh was also released recently.

          “Chawarian Charangal (Sunderbani) scheme has also been formulated at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.46 crore which shall be sponsored under NABAERD loan assistance under enhanced ceiling, said the Minister” the Minister said.

          About status of Rajal Gravity Canal in Nowshera, the Minister said that it is an on-going project approved at an estimated cost of Rs 17.50 crore. He said that the work on the canal project was started during 2006-07. A cumulative expenditure to the tune of Rs. 17.49 crore was incurred on the project till March 2017.

 The Minister further informed that the project cost of the project was readjusted at Rs 24.92 as per the revised DPR envisaging the construction of additional length. The remaining work shall be completed under the revised DPR, he added.

          Replying to supplementary part, the Minister said several Lift Irrigation Schemes (LIS) schemes have also been taken up in the constituency. “LIC Chajja has been completed and made functional in 2016-17 at an estimated cost of Rs. 99 lakh. Likewise LIS Thandapani has also been completed and made functional. The LIS Thumba Nehoti which started in 2003-04 at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.10 crore under AIBP has also been made partially functional and the remaining portion shall be constructed out of the funds available under cost overrun schemes” the Minister informed adding that the LIS Siot which was earlier made functional and catered to the demand of the farmers, has been rendered non-functional for want of renovation of machinery. He said the same will be made functional soon as the funds for the purpose are available.

          Likewise, work on LIS Likki Talla was taken up in 2011-12 at an amount of Rs 50.25 lakh and some components of civil works were executed and completed in 2014-15. The electro Mechanical Component is yet to be installed because of washing away of approach road during 2014 floods. The approach road will be constructed by the Rural Development Department and the machinery will be installed and scheme made functional accordingly, said the Minister.

          Abdul Majid Bhat Larmi raised supplementary Question and drew the attention of the Minister towards the slow progress of on-going schemes in his constituency. He called for arranging adequate funds for their timely completion.

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