Anantnag, Dec 4: An amount of 31315.29 lakh was required for the completion of languishing projects in this south Kashmir district, an official Spokesperson said here on Tuesday evening.
He said District Development Commissioner (DDC) Mohammad Younis Malik chaired a meeting of Engineers and Officers of the Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation & Flood Control departments here, to review the status of languishing projects under the Hydraulic Sector in the district.
The DDC directed the concerned engineers of Hydraulic to expedite and complete the work on all ongoing projects and schemes, under the sector.
He said since the hydraulic sector is of utmost importance in day-to-day life, therefore, development under the sector should be prioritised.
Mr Malik emphasised on key sectors like PHE, for which an amount of Rs 67.26479 crore has been approved, for the completion of various ongoing water supply schemes and for the construction of other approved schemes throughout the district.
He also directed for prioritising two left schemes in Qazigund Division and other irrigation canals in Bringi Nallah and Lidder, and to submit the projects of the schemes to the higher authorities for necessary funding.
The Superintending Engineering, Hydraulic informed the meeting that a total of 104 schemes under the sector, including 18 under the PHE (MNP), 58 PHE schemes under the NRDWP, seven Flood Control Works and 21 Irrigation schemes have been projected under the languishing schemes, at an estimated cost of Rs 43070.83 lakh.
An expenditure of Rs 12394.87 lakh has been made till the end of March 2018, while Rs 31315.29 lakh were required for the competition of the schemes, he added. (UNI)