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DC Kupwara reviews physical & financial status of 89 Jal Shakti Projects

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Asks Engineers to follow the timeline strictly

Kupwara, September 15: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kupwara, AnshulGarg today gave strict directions to the Engineers of Jal Shakti and Irrigation& Flood Control (I&FC) departments to complete the construction of all ongoing projects within the stipulated timeframe or face action under rules. He also gave timeline of November 2020for many projects having the physical status of more than 60-70 per cent.

The DDC was chairing a review meeting of Engineers of Jal Shakti (PHE) and I&FC departments here today.

The meeting was informed that 89 projects of PHE and I&FC sectors have been taken up at an approved cost of Rs.254.70 crore across the district under Languishing Projects Programme. Of these, 89 projects, 72 are Water supply schemes and 17 are Irrigation schemes.

The DDC reviewed the status of all 89 on-going projects one by one and the concerned engineers gave the physical and financial status of each project. The DDC asked the concerned engineers to strictly follow the timeline for completion of the projects keeping in view the upcoming winter season.

The DDC came up heavily upon those engineers who have slipped away from the timeline of August and September, this year. He asked them to complete these projects by ending November this year.

The DDC said that all these projects are being completed upto March 2022 and by that timeline, there will be complete saturation of all households under flagship Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM).

Joint Director Planning, Abdul Majeed; Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Circle Handwara and Executive Engineers of PHE and I&FC of Kupwara, Handwara & Tangdar divisions were present.

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