Govt committed to stabilize drinking water supply system in water deficit areas: Jasrotia


KATHUA: BJP MLA from Kathua Rajiv Jasrotia today said Government has prepared a comprehensive plan to meet the requirement of drinking water facilities in water deficit areas of the State, adding that for this purpose liberal funding has been earmarked under PHE and ERA for digging of deep drill tube wells and hand pumps.
This was stated by the MLA while addressing a gathering after inauguration of PHE Tube well at village Bijjit. The tube well having a discharge capacity of 22,500 gallons per hour will supply clean drinking water to more than 15000 residents of village Bijjit and adjoining areas.
The MLA said that faster development of urban, rural pockets and its periphery areas of the State was on the top priority of the development agenda of the Government.
He said that upgradation of road network, education, power, irrigation, RDD and PHE sectors have been given top priority by the Government. Mr. Jasrotia said that massive road connectivity has been launched with a view to accelerate economic activities in the urban, rural and remotest areas of the State.MLA asked the PHE and ERA authorities to lay drinking water supply pipes in the uncovered areas of the urban pockets and urged the people to use drinking water judiciously.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA said that a comprehensive development plan is underway to improve basic facilities for the people including power supply, water supply, road connectivity, healthcare and sanitation facilities.MLA appealed the people to take proper care of public property and not convert parks into parking lots. He further said that public participation is necessary for the successful implementation of any programme and appealed them to fully participate in Swachh Bharat Mission for ensuring sustainable development.
MLA said Government has issued directions to PHE and ERA to put their sincere efforts in providing adequate drinking water facilities to every house of every corner of the State so that the people do not feel any inconvenience due to shortage of this vital requirement.
He said Government is making all out efforts to provide healthy environment to the people of the State, adding that in this regard scores of recreational places are modernized with jullas, seating, sprinkle system, illumination, walkway, landscaping, viewpoints and drinking water facilities. The State Government is fully determined to make available drinking water besides other basic amenities to all sections of the society.He said that more check dams and bunds will be raised in the area to increase the water table which is depleting at alarming rate resulting in scarcity of water in the area.
He appealed the people to help in conserving their natural surroundings by planting more trees to increase vegetation.MLA further said the people can judge the overall development scenario of the State on ground.
He said the Government has launched several people friendly schemes which will benefit the people in the long run. He asked the people to come forward and avail the benefits of such schemes.