Chief Minister Approves 10 New Works under the Rural Promotion Program | 21 Oct 2023

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On October 18, 2023, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal gave administrative approval to 10 new works worth more than Rs 113 crore under the Rural Enhancement Program in 4 districts Kaithal, Sirsa, Rohtak and Jind as part of efforts to improve water supply in the state.

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  • In this regard, a government spokesperson said that the sanctioned works include the works of canal based water supply scheme for three villages (Thobriya, Mirzapur and Talwara Khurd) and 4 Dhanis (Moju ki Dhani, Tibba ki Dhani, Daya Singh Thed, Bazigar Dhani).
  • Also, the works include construction of water works at Moju ki Dhani in various villages of district Sirsa, expansion of the existing water supply scheme in village Khari Sureran and providing fresh water from Sheranwali distributary to 9 existing water works by building common pumping stations.
  • Apart from these, canal based water works at Sant Nagar, Dalip Nagar, Tigri and Sahrani in district Sirsa, expansion of water supply scheme in village Dhand block of Kaithal district and upgradation of distribution system have also been approved.
  • The spokesperson said that JLN along with construction of canal based water works at village Mauldin and village Ottu in district Sirsa, boosting station at village Baland in district Rohtak along with laying of DI pipe from Rohtak Pump House to second water works and first water works. The work of ensuring provision of fresh water from the canal was also approved.
  • The Chief Minister also approved laying of sewer lines in various colonies of Jind city and replacement of all damaged existing sewer lines.
  • The spokesperson said that a sewerage system has been provided in 90 percent area of Jind city, in which the total length of sewer lines is 465 kilometers. 16 sewer pumping stations have been established for sewer pumping to sewage treatment plants. Three sewage treatment plants with 27 MLD capacity have also been established for sewage treatment as per the norms prescribed by Haryana State Pollution Control Board.
  • Sewer lines at many places in various colonies are very old and badly damaged, which cannot be repaired or the cost of repair is equivalent to new lines. Therefore, provision of new sewer lines has been approved at a cost of Rs 8.21 crore.