Augmenting water supply network : DC Kupwara 


Kupwara March 07:(KNS)  Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din said that several villages in the district are going through extreme shortage of drinking water and steps are being taken on war footing basis to augment the network.
In an exclusive interview with "Kashmir News Service" he said several villages in Kupwara are going through extreme shortage of portable drinking water.
"I had recently  meetings with with Jal Shakti Department official and they assured me that on priorities bases the shortage water will be addressed. I am continuously reviewing the improvement," he said. 
He said Jal Shakti Department will approve more projects for district k
Kupwara to overcome the water shortage.
"There are already many projects approved but due lack of continuous monitoring the projects have been delayed," he said. 
He said there are certain water filtration plants, which have not been made functional yet.
"I have directed the concerned department to report about the same. In case there is defective work the action will be initiated," DC said. 
He said Kupwara has a different topography and "we are trying our best to have better road connectivity". 
"We have submitted the plan to ministry for better road connectivity.  There will be proper maintenance of roads," he added.
He said development authority in Kupwara was working for promotion of tourism.
"We have identified few pilgrimage locations where we can have tourism. We have involved our newly elected DDC members to identify more locations to have pilgrimage tourism. Moreover we have Bangus Valley, but we also Supreme Court orders not to harm forest cover. We  need to discuss the Bangus plan with forest department to have tourists without harming forest cover."
"I recently had an interaction with tourism department. I am going to meet them again  and will ask them to have a tourist festival in Bangus valley to promote it to next level," DC Kupwara said. 
"I am having series of meetings with all my officers and departments to have better infruastructure in our schools and hospitals. I will also write to UT government to meet all the requirements we have in our district," he said. 
He warned officers not to indulge in any mismanagement or corruption. 
He also urged officers to work with dedication and sincerity for the welfare and development of the people.
He asked people to corporate with the administration for smooth development in the district.

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