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285 border villages of Fazilka to get potable surface water at cost of Rs.85 crores, to benefit 42406 households: DC Senu Duggal

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 18, 2024 07:03 PM

FAZILKA:  District Administration of Fazilka is working overtime to ensure the long-standing wish of over two hundred villages to have potable drinking water is fulfilled in one go. Reviewing the all-important project today at ground zero in village Ghatian Wali Bodla where surface water based Mega Project is coming up, the Deputy Commissioner Dr. Senu Duggal ordered all-out steps to ensure timelines are met and no laxity will be tolerated.

It is our top-most priority to ensure we complete this project by March 2025 and all families get clean drinking water which is free from led and other chemicals harmful to human health.

Detailing about the much-touted project, Dr. Duggal said villagers will now be provided surface water through water works pipelines, by utilising existing water works infrastructure. We are working on mission mode to meet all timelines and I'm sure we would compete the project within time, Dr. Duggal added.

Reviewing the project along with top brass of administration, Dr. Duggal said with completion of this project, people will get relief from several water-borne ailments peculiar to this region because of the high prevalence of some chemicals. 2, 35, 114 residents of 205 villages of Jalalabad and Fazilka will get clean water from this project.

With close to 45% of pipeline work completed already, the project is on course to meet the deadline of March 31, 2025.

Notably, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has personally been overseeing the progress of this project and had visited affected villages personally to grasp the situation first hand.

District Administration is duty bound to ensure each and every resident gets clean potable water at his or her house, Dr. Duggal said while reiterating the state government's commitment to guarantee clean amenities to all citizens.

Pertinently, in this region of Fazilka district most of the schemes are run with tubewell water but with success of this project surface water would reach all residents.

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