Governor, CM inaugurate WSS to fulfill demand of Mata Vaishnodevi pilgrims
N. N. Vohra, Governor and Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, nowadays jointly inaugurated Rs. 13.65 crore Water provide theme that lifts water from Pai Nallah, near Katra, and provides it to Adhkwari and Bhavan for meeting the necessities of the Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji pilgrims.
With the commissioning of this theme, the water provide has been augmented by six lakh gallons per day, of that four lakh gallons per day are going to be provided to Bhavan and a couple of lakh gallons to Adhkwari.
Inaugurating the theme at Nav Devian, Governor, who is that the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, observed that the successful completion of this necessary theme is a superb example of the terribly shut coordination between the Shrine Board and therefore the State Government for providing satisfactory facilities and arrangements for the ever growing pilgrimage, that crossed the one crore mark last year.
The Governor observed that the choice to implement the Pai Nallah Water theme was taken at a gathering, stayed fifth September 2009, that was jointly chaired by the Governor and therefore the Chief Minister, where it had been determined that the overall price of the theme would be equally shared by the Shrine Board and therefore the State Government.
The Governor any observed that many alternative similar infrastructural comes, for meeting the necessities of the pilgrimage, have already been completed. He said that the Shrine Board includes a terribly vital stake within the planned and orderly development of the Katra city and every one its surrounding areas and, during this context, he has been having regular periodic conferences with the Chief Minister also like the opposite involved Ministers.
The Governor reiterated the requirement for the look and execution of further water provide schemes to fulfill the longer term needs of the Shrine and therefore the Katra space, each of that are growing at a quick pace. He additionally stressed the requirement for organised efforts for rain water harvesting and watershed programmes being implemented among given time frames. it's additionally necessary for the bottom water aquifers being recharged through massive scale plantation and greening of the world. He mentioned that the Shrine Board has been creating serious efforts during this regard and, within the past 3 years, over 2 lakh saplings have already been planted whereas an equal variety are planned to be place within the ground within the returning months.
The Chief Minister complimented the PHE Department for executing the Pai Nallah project in 2 and a 0.5 years against the initially targeted amount of 3 years. whereas underlining the importance for exploring all doable sources for the augmentation of water provide during this entire space, the Chief Minister informed that the govt. has already taken up another multi crore theme for augmenting the water provide to Katra city.
Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood management, Taj Mohi-ud-Din stated that the Pai Nallah theme, funded equally by the Shine Board and therefore the State Government, has concerned the laying of virtually twelve km of pipeline from the supply to the ultimate outlet. He stated that it's a six-stage theme that includes a thirty,000 GPH filtration plant at Nav Devian.
Amongst others the inauguration ceremony was attended by Nasir Aslam Wani, Minister of State for Home and PHE, Jugal Kishore, MLC, Baldev Raj Sharma, MLA Reasi, Jagjeevan Lal, former Minister, B. D. Sharma, Commissioner/ Secretary PHE, Dr. M. K. Bhandari, further Chief govt Officer, SMVDSB, B. R. Dogra, Chief Engineer, PHE and alternative senior officers of the State Government and therefore the Shrine Board.