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Advisor Sharma reviews Water Supply position in Jammu

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Calls for coordinated approach to ensure un-interrupted supply

JAMMU JUNE 09: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma today chaired a review meeting of PHE Department and took stock of drinking water scenario in Jammu division.

Chief Engineer PHE, Vinod Gupta, besides other senior officers of the department attended the meeting.

While reviewing the overall drinking water position in Jammu, the Advisor called for taking necessary corrective measures to augment the supply, especially in the Jammu city and dry belt in the periphery. He directed the Chief Engineer and concerned Executive Engineers to personally monitor the supply position and plug the gaps, if any to ensure regular water supply to the people during the scorching summer months. He instructed the officers to regularly conduct field visits for checking water supply position and deployment of water tankers in the vulnerable areas so that the people may not suffer for the want of drinking water in the summer season.

The Advisor directed for establishment of a transformer and machinery bank to meet the emergencies in case of machinery breakdown. Several other issues related to the upgradation of PHE sector including, setting up of electric sub stations for smooth functioning of water supply schemes under “languishing initiative” were discussed in detail.

He impressed upon PDD Engineers to ensure uninterrupted power supply to PHE installations so that general public is not made to suffer on account of water supply in this scorching heat.  He urged upon them to work with close coordination with other departments for smooth functioning and welfare of the people. He also stressed for the speedy completion of the ongoing projects.

It was informed in the meeting that the process for augmentation of transformers and machinery of all sorts will be completed at the earliest and the electromechanical components will be installed soon.  The officers put forth operational issues like funds for procurement of pipes and machinery components of PHE schemes which form the bulk financial part of a scheme and the lack of mechanism under languishing for advance procurement of such components.

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