Chandigarh May 22: Haryana Government has decided to spend over Rs 2743.55 crore to improve drinking water supply to 650 households in rural areas, construct 28 new sewage treatment plants and improve water supply, sewerage and storm water drainage system in various towns of the State during 2015-16.
The scheme wise allocation was decided in the first meeting of Water Supply and Sewerage Board for the year 2015-16 held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal here today.
Mr Manohar Lal directed the officers to ensure expeditious utilization of funds, maintain quality in the construction works of various projects and to involve the local people in monitoring the progress of implementation of these scheme.
The Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure transparency in allotment of the works and upload all the information on the public domain so that the people could know the status of ongoing development works being undertaken in their respective areas. He directed that the details of contractor like his name and phone number should also be displayed on the public domain atwww.wss.nic.in . Anybody should be able to check the status of ongoing projects on this website, he added.
Mr Manohar was informed that out of the total 30.50 lakh rural households in the State, drinking water connection has been released to about 16 lakh such households. He also asked the Public Health Engineering Department to conduct a survey alongwith Development and Panchayats Department to finalize the mode of laying underground pipeline for ensuring water supply in the villages. He said that efforts should be made to ensure that the roads made of concrete are not damaged while laying pipelines.
Out of the total amount, Rs 1106 crore would be spent for improvement of drinking water supply facilities in the rural and urban areas and sewerage and storm water drainage facilities in the urban areas.
While emphasizing the need to review the public utility services regularly, the Chief Minister said that the schemes related to water supply, electricity and roads should be reviewed on quarterly basis so that various ongoing projects could be completed in a time bound manner. He directed the concerned officers to replace the old meters and release the pending tubewell connections on priority basis. He was informed that the Power Department has released about 270 tubewell connections during the last about ten months.
The various installations which have been approved in the meeting for rural areas included 399 new tubewells that is 315 in rural areas and 84 in Urban areas, seven independent Canal based water works at Mankhawas, Hathwala, Makhand, Terkha, DohanaKhera, Mundlana and Khandrai, 22 Boosting stations, 18 renovation or repair of existing water works, 289 Pipe lines works and 70 others including augmentation of existing water works, office building , independent feeders, sustainability, raw water arrangement etc. in rural areas.
Similarly, the installations which have been approved for urban areas included 57 improvement or augmentation in Urban water supply in Kalka, Pinjore, Ambala Cantt, Karnal , Nilokheri,ladwa, Pundri,Shahbad, Farukh Nagar, Palwal, Panipat, Heli Mandi, Sohna, Hassanpur and augmentation of water supply in Nangal Chauadhary, 32 additional sewerage system in various colonies of Jagadhari, Yamuna Nagar, Barwala, Hisar, Narnaund, Jind, Gharaunda, Karnal, Nangal Chaudhary, Rewari and Kharkhoda and five Sewage Treatment Plants at Nangal Chaudhary, Narnaund, , Gharaund, Karnal and Hisar.
Those present in the meeting included Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Special Principal Secretary Mr Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Mr Alok Nigam and other senior officers of various departments.