Rs 65 cr being spent on water scheme in Dalhousie: Minister

Dalhousie, July 10

Himachal Pradesh Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur has said that Dalhousie was a world famous destination from the tourism point of view, where the movement of tourists was increasing continuously. Therefore, adequate funds had been earmarked to ensure 24-hour uninterrupted drinking water supply there.

He said an amount of Rs 65 crore was being spent on the improvement and expansion of drinking water scheme of Dalhousie town. He directed officials to complete this work within the prescribed time limit. He also said that the adjoining Banikhet urban area would also be connected with sewerage facility.

The minister said this here today after laying the foundation stone of five drinking water and irrigation schemes and an inspection cottage to be constructed at a cost of about Rs 8 crore.

He said that in Dalhousie Assembly constituency an amount of about Rs 300 crore was being spent on various drinking water and irrigation schemes.

Thakur also announced an amount of Rs 25 lakh under flood control scheme for the concretization of Banikhet nallah.

He also directed the Dharamsala Zone Jal Shakti Chief Engineer to make provision for a conference room with two additional rooms in the inspection cottage at Banikhet. Vidhan Sabha Chief Whip Vikram Jaryal and District Agricultural Produce Market Committee chairperson DS Thakur among others were also present on the occasion.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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