DDC Budgam chairs NRDWP meet

BUDGAM: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar chaired a meeting on Saturday on District Water and Sanitation Mission under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).
The meeting was also attended by, among others, ADC Budgam, MA Simnani, SE Hydraulics, G A Beigh, JD Planning, CEO, CAO, CMO, DPO, Ex. PHE Chadoora and Budgam, DSWO and other concerned officials.
The meeting held a threadbare discussion on water conservation methods, water purity, minimizing scarcity measures to improve the quality of drinking water and hygienic standard of safeguarding reservoirs and water sources.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that the main focus shall be to ensure a continuous supply of drinking water to the people of district Budgam. Regarding the issue of drinking water supply availability in the district’s education institutions, the DDC directed the CEO Budgam to personally look into the matter of dysfunctional toilets and along with PHE authorities ensure that all educational institutions across the district are facilitated with the required supply of water.
On the issue of a water conservation plan, the DDC urged all concerned departments to focus on broader social forestry initiatives, identification of sources of water contamination and desilting of raw storage from tanks.
The meeting also took up various issues for discussion, particularly on keeping a vigil over illegal water supply connections which is a great cause for concern. She said to stop this menace, the PHE department needs to remain pro-active with all their resources.
During the meeting, instructions were passed on to washing and service pump stations to construct effluent treatment plants within their vicinity. To materialize this at ground level, the DDC said the RD Department has to play a vital role in spreading awareness through Gram Sabhas and local interactions about the construction of septic and sewage pits in rural areas to facilitate clean and hygienic atmosphere and control contamination of drinking water. The DDC urged all to take a pledge on water conservation and take it as a movement.