Rs 100 Cr ‘Concept Paper’ submitted for ADB funding to augment water supply to Udhampur: Sham -
Rs 100 Cr ‘Concept Paper’ submitted for ADB funding to augment water supply to Udhampur: Sham
Posted 08 Feb 2018 03:10 PM

o augment water supply position in Udhampur town, the government has prepared a Rs. 100 crore ‘Concept Paper’ and submitted to the Asian Development Bank for funding through ERA. The prospective project has been designed to meet the requirement of water supply till 2047 and source of water will be River Tawi at Binisung.
Replying to a Question of legislator Pawan Kumar Gupta in the Legislative Assembly, the Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Ch Sham Lal said presently Udhampur town has a population of 128700 souls and requirement of drinking water is 37.98 LGPD against which the availability is 35 LGPD with 2.98 LGPD shortfall.
Giving details about present status of water supply scenario in Udhampur district, the Minister informed that 16-LGPD potable water was added to the existing supply system for the main town and adjoining areas with completion of a UIDSSMT scheme costing Rs. 28.82 crore in the year 2007-08.
Similarly, the WSSs Jaganoo and Billan were taken up under NRDWP during 2006-07 at an estimated cost of Rs 2.34 crore and Rs 1.98 crore respectively adding that both the schemes stand financially completed.
“Another WSS Darsoo is an on-going scheme under NRDWP at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.76 crore, against which an amount of Rs. 2.45 crore has been spent till Dec 2017. All the three schemes have gone cost overrun due to price escalation, the department will complete these from the available sources to ensure water supply to the people of these areas,” said the Minister.
Replying to another part of the Question, the Minister informed that the Department has formulated a scheme under Jal Kranti Abhiyan at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.45 crore to ensure adequate water supply to Mansar village.

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