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12 years on, vital Dachnipora water supply scheme awaits completion

12 years on, vital Dachnipora water supply scheme awaits completion
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Anantmag: Even after lapse of over 12 years, the Dachnipora water Supply scheme in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district is nowhere near completion as work on the scheme was abandoned soon after it started 8 years ago.
Sources within the department said that the scheme was undertaken under the National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP) and was sanctioned in 2008 when the NC-Congress coalition was in power in Jammu and Kashmir.
They said that he scheme which was announced amid much pomp and show and aimed at providing drinking water to dozens of village in Dachnipora belt has estimated cost of Rs 25.42 crore.
He said that after being sanctioned in year 2008, work was started in year 2012, however, soon the funds started drying up and even the contractor is yet to get the money he has spent so far.
Locals said that as scheme was sanctioned during NC-Congress regime and the PDP-BJP regime didn’t take any interest to get work started on this scheme.
They said that time and again higher ups were informed in this regard but to no avail and so work continued to remain suspended.
On contacting executive engineer PHE division Bijbehara Mohammad Hanief, he said that some of the components have been already completed while as fresh tenders will be floated soon for the rest of the components for which DPRs have been already made.
He added that the contractor will also get pending money once higher ups will sanction some funds.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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