IEP Chandigarh, April 13
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, special steps are being taken by the Punjab government to make the best use of water available through natural resources. The project designed by the state government to supply surface water from Kajauli Water Works to overcome the shortage of drinking water due to the continuous fall in the ground water level in Kharar is being done very fast.Giving information in this regard, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Labour, Investment Promotion and Hospitality Minister Anmol Gagan Mann said that the people of Kharar have been struggling with water problems for a long time. She said that to solve the problem of drinking water to the people, the surface water project is being prepared by the state government at a cost of Rs.7.29 crore from Kajauli water works. The minister said that in phase-1 of this project, 5 MGD of water will be supplied to the area adjacent to Jandpur, Halalpur and Jhungian Road from the existing water treatment plant being constructed by GMADA near Jandpur village of Kharar. She added that with this project, people will get a big relief from the shortage of clean water.Apart from this, the minister added that the water treatment plant project being prepared to supply clean drinking water to the people will cost Rs.7.29 crore. She told that the necessary funds related to this project will be provided by the Municipal Council, Kharar. The Minister further said that the project will involve laying of 600/400 mm transmission line along PR-7 road up to Jhungian Road and connection to the existing distribution network.The Minister explained that this initiative of the state government is an important step towards sustainable water management in Punjab as it aims to prevent the groundwater level in Kharar city from going down further by using surface water resources. She said that Punjab Government is dedicated to effective conservation and management of water resources to ensure sustainable future of the state.Cabinet Minister appealed to the public to ensure that they support and participate in such initiatives to protect precious natural resources and promote sustainable development.
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