All the schools, hospitals and Anganwadi centres in the state should get water supply connections within 2016-17 said the Chief Minister, Kalikho Pul. He said this in a review meeting held with the PHE& WS Minister, Lombo Tayeng, Parliamentary Secretary Alo Libang, and officials of the PHED department
While stressing on 24 X 7 Water supply to all the health and educational institutions including Anganwadi centres across the state, chief minister insisted to take up the drinking water supply augmentation programme in a planned way to improve service delivery. He asked the PHE& WS Department to come up with a comprehensive plan.
While assuring to provide support on need based, he insisted the department to make realistic plan. He also asked them to make regular maintenance of the existing structure and pipeline to improve the delivery system.
CM directed the Chief Engineers to give special instructions to the Executive Engineers and the sub-ordinate officers in the district immediately to conduct detailed survey in every village and make feasibility study by personally visiting the field to find out the actual fact. The survey and DPR should be completed within the shortest possible time, Chief Minister said.
As an alternative source of water, CM instructed the department to tap underground water by boring wells in the hospitals, secondary schools and residential schools in the first phase and also to make provision of rain water harvesting in these institutions.
As many of the newly constructed Govt buildings remained unconnected with water supply and electricity even after the completion of the building causing inconvenience to the parent department, the chief minister opined to handover internal water supply connection works of departmental buildings to the department of PHE & WS.
Taking cognizance of the water crisis in the capital, Chief Minister gave instructions to the department to immediately start the proposed water augmentation schemes in the capital region by April as an emergency redressal measure. These schemes are augmentation of 7 MLD water from Mophu river, augmentation cum extension of 150 mm diameter Lapu source to Senki Park area, construction of head-work at Topper Nallah for Doria Hill water treatment plant, augmentation of water supply at Dam Site source at Naharlagun, providing water supply to Lekhi area, ISBT, Urban Karamchari complex, Law college, Women college and improvement of Distribution networks in the twin capital.
He also gave directions to the department to start the boring works at various constrained areas of Itanagar and Naharlagun including the main market areas, hospitals, schools and guests houses in order to provide uninterrupted water supply.
Chief Engineers Tomo Basar and Toko Jyoti apprised the Chief Minister, Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary about the overall perspective of drinking water & sanitation in the state and the department’s vision and aspirations through power point presentations.