Rs 1.44 cr Water Supply Scheme Amshipora to be completed in 2019-20: Govt

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JAMMU: Minister of State for PHE, I&FC Mir Zahoor Ahmad today informed the House that the vital Rs 1.44 cr Water Supply Scheme Amshipora, being developed to overcome the shortage of potable water in kandi belt of Shopian, is likely to be completed in 2019-20.
He said that presently there is shortage of drinking water in the Kandi belt of Keller Block and upper reaches of Block Shopian due to prevailing dry spell. Besides, the areas like Devpora, Amshipora have low service level and intermittent supply due to source depletion.
The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Zaffar Iqbal Manhas in which he drew the attention of the government towards ‘ the situation that has arisen due to shortage of drinking water in entire Kandi belt of Block Keller in district Shopian and upper reaches of Shopian Block with special reference to Dev Pora, Dachana, Chak Sed Pora, Amshi Pora, Reshnagri and Sedow’.
The Minister said that to augment the water supply to Amshipora, a new WSS Amshipora-Shamshipora is under execution under NRDW and the village Amshipora will get adequate water supply after completion of the scheme which is likely to be completed in the year 2019-20, subject to availability of funds.
He said that with regard to village Devpora and Shadab Karewa, the same

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