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Rs 1 crore for drinking water, Anantnag beautification work

Rs 1 crore for drinking water, Anantnag beautification work
Mehbooba Mufti meets people at an outreach programme in Anantnag on Saturday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, November 11

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today released Rs 1 crore for improving drinking water facilities and expediting development projects in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

Mehbooba was attending a public outreach ‘durbar’ at Anantnag. She issued several directions to state departments on the basis of the demands put forth by residents.

A deputation of residents from Breng demanded construction of an office complex at Kokernag, adequate funding for a local water supply scheme and putting Margan Top and other spots on the tourist map. It also demanded bringing the Kachwan-Matigawaran areas on the cellular connectivity network.

The Chief Minister ordered release of Rs 10 lakh for the beautification of Hill Park.

Another deputation from Chek Ishardass sought strengthening of drinking water facilities in the area and setting up of a girls’ middle school in the area.

Mehbooba directed release of Rs 40 lakh for strengthening the drinking water supply in the area by constructing wells.

A deputation of people from Dethoo, Kothar in Shangus demanded upgrade of the local high school. They also demanded improved water distribution and health facilities in their areas.

Mehbooba ordered release of Rs 20 lakh for improving the PHE distribution network in the area.

A deputation from Bijbehara sought early completion of the local hospital, an ITI, filtration plant and completion of beautification work on the Jhelum banks in the town. They also demanded de-silting of Marche Khul and construction of concrete lining on the Shahjoe canal.

The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner to undertake a drive to clear all encroachments on the banks of rivers and water bodies. She also announced Rs 10 lakh for completing works at a local hospital.

Orders removal of encroachments

The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner of Anantnag to undertake a drive to clear all encroachments on the banks of rivers and water bodies. She also announced Rs 10 lakh for completing works at a local hospital

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