Frontier district of Kupwara to get 8 new water schemes

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Srinagar, Mar 25: The frontier district of Kupwara, once a hub of militants in north Kashmir, will get eight more water supply schemes under Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) costing over Rs 9 crores.

Work on four schemes costing Rs 4.70 crore has already been taken up which will benefit the villagers of Gagal, Wawoora, Gangbug Lasipora and Ander Bug, minister for Public Health Engineering and Horticulture Muhammad Dilawar Mir said.

He said four more water supply schemes estimated to cost Rs 3.75 crore for Tengchak, Kuligam, Cheepora and Heripora-Tekipora are in pipe line.

He said 27 mini water storage dams under Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) costing about Rs 7 crore have also been sanctioned to provide assured irrigation facilities to the farmers of Lolab and Sogam areas.

The Minister called upon the people to contribute in preserving the pristine glory and natural beauty of Lolab Valley. He asked for preserving forests to make future generation secure of the dangers of global warming.


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