Comprehensive flood management
After the 2014 devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir government has been working on many projects so that such floods do not recur.
Recently the Union Home Secretary was informed by the J & K Chief Secretary that “Plan for Comprehensive flood management of River Jhelum and its tributaries –Phase-II”.
He informed that the drainage capacity of river Jhelum has been enhanced by 10,000 cusecs at Sangam. He said that under the next phase of this plan, the drainage capacity shall be increased to 60,000 cusecs.
He urged the executing agencies to expedite the work on these projects as these are pivotal for the economy of the UT.
He expressed optimism that the work on Baramulla-Gulmarg road and Jammu-Akhnoor road will be completed on time as the execution work is going on smoothly on these projects.
Citing the importance of the PMDP Projects in J&K, Union Home Secretary exhorted all the stake-holders to speed up the implementation of these projects to complete them within the set timelines so as to pass their intended benefits to the people of J&K.
He said that the focus of the project is to improve the water quality by management of catchment area, construction of 30 MLD STP at Gupt Ganga, establishment of sewerage network for 28 hamlets within the lake and dredging of lake area
He assured the Home Secretary that the UT administration would extend all possible support to the central agencies in the implementation of PMDP projects.