Expedite work: CM
CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed the ongoing preparations for Narmada Water Supply Scheme for Bhopal and asked the authorities concerned to chalk out a time-bound programme to speedily complete the formalities.india Updated: Jan 30, 2006 11:54 IST
CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed the ongoing preparations for Narmada Water Supply Scheme for Bhopal and asked the authorities concerned to chalk out a time-bound programme to speedily complete the formalities.
It was informed that the Forest Department has given consent for 21 hectare forestland while the National Wildlife Board has given permission for survey of 11.9 hectare land coming under Ratapani sanctuary.
Besides, a proposal has been forwarded to the National Highways Authority for laying 50 km pipeline along the national highway. Permission for laying pipeline across railway bridge is also being sought.
Madhya Pradesh would send a proposal to the Centre for the World Bank-aided drinking water supply project in urban and rural areas. This was informed during a review meeting of the Public Health Engineering department chaired by the Chief Minister here today.
Reviewing activities of National River Action Plan, the Chief Minister gave instructions to complete the purification of Betwa river in Bhopal and Vidisha in time-bound manner.
He said the drinking water supply schemes should be chalked out with the guidance of experts to avoid reviews due to amendments in the scheme in future or increasing their costs.
The Chief Minister stressed on active participation of people’s representatives to give a fillip to the cleanliness drive
or Samagra Swachchata Abhiyan.
Stressing the need for regular monitoring of drinking water supply schemes specially in drought -prone areas, he said areas needing water sources urgently must be given priority in installation of new hand-pumps. Besides, the traditional water resources also need conservation and protection.
It was informed at the meeting that 6,745 piped water schemes are operative. This year 12,000 schools will have drinking water arrangements. So far drinking water arrangements have been ensured at 5,950 schools.
Minister for Public Health Engineering Rampal Singh, Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahani and senior officers were present. The World Bank has selected four states, including Madhya Pradesh for providing assistance up to Rs 1,000 crore for drinking water schemes.