Foundation stone laid for water treatment plant at Tura
11 March 2019
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma recently laid the foundation of a water treatment plant here in West Garo Hills district.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the scheme is funded by the Ministry of Development of North East Region under North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme. Referring to the water scarcity problem faced by the people during the lean season, he said the project when completed will solve the water crisis problem of the people of Tura town to a large extent.
The chief minister said the paperwork and DPR for the said project took about a year and finally it has been sanctioned with an amount of Rs 35 crore and it would be completed in one year time. He directed the district deputy commissioner, chief engineer and the officials of the concerned department to monitor the project regularly so as to ensure that the implementation of the said project is completed within the stipulated time frame and added that he would also review the project personally from time to time.
Sangma said money has been sanctioned to repair water pumps and for acquiring more water tankers to supply water in the town areas, especially during the dry season. The chief minister expressed his gratitude to the people of Dura Kalakgre and adjoining areas for being supportive towards the project and for allowing to tap the water source from the desired location.
The chief engineer of PHE, S K Blah said that the project when completed, would provide about 23 million liters of water per day throughout the year against the present demand of 20 million liters per day.