Complete Water Supply Schemes being run in cooperation with ADB within time limit
6th August 2019
Urban Development & Housing Minister Shri Singh reviews Schemes Bhopal, August 6, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): In a meeting held with a delegation of the Asian Development Bank, the Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that the works of Water Supply and Sewerage Projects financially sponsored by the Asian Development Bank should be completed within the stipulated time. Under the proposed water supply schemes, meters should be installed and water charges should be fixed on the basis of quantum of water used in houses and income category. Shri Singh informed that water audit is being conducted in all the 378 urban bodies. A target has been set by the Government for daily water supply in all the towns. While reviewing the water supply schemes being run in cooperation with the ADB, he mentioned that complaints of the consumers should be resolved on priority. Shri Singh further added that ADB along with the current projects should also consider working in drinking water schemes in Bhopal and Indore. Moreover, Shri Singh urged the delegation of ADB for their cooperation in making dust free cities and also in works of Smart city/Modern city. He said that a scheme should be prepared for improvement in sewerage system. Shri Singh said that he got a complaint against the agency working in Bhind district for not doing work on time. He directed to hold enquiry and to take strict action in this matter. It may be mentioned that water supply schemes in 128 urban bodies and schemes of sewerage system and treatment in 12 cities of the state are being implemented with the cooperation of ADB. Under the first phase, work of drinking water schemes will be done in 69 towns, whereas work under the second phase work will be undertaken in 59 towns. Important suggestions were given by the Principal Secretary Urban Development and Housing Shri Sanjay Dubey, Deputy Secretary Shri Manish Singh, ADB delegation comprising Project Leader Sushri Jingmin Huang and Sushri Alexendra Woggle, Team Leader Shri Anand Jalkam, International Water Supply Expert Shri Mathew and National Water Supply Expert Shri M.A Khan during the meeting.