Under Maha Gram Yojana in Haryana,Public health engineering department will expedite the process of making available water for drinking as well as irrigation purposed in the 20 villages taken over by the Department in the first phase. Solar and micro irrigation projects are also to be implemented in these villages. The Chief Minister directed the senior officers of the department to personally visit these villages and fixed a timeline for the completion of work so that the target to cover 116 villages under the scheme this year could be achieved. Out of 20 villages, work in six villages have already been allotted and started whereas estimates are being prepared for the remaining 11 villages.
21 towns located alongwith the catchment area of river Ghaggar in Haryana, 19 STPs have already been set up whereas the process is underway for the setting up of two STPs in Ambala Sadar and Thanesar towns. Apart from this, three projects have been prepared with the assistance of Command Area Development Authority (CADA), Haryana for the utilization of waste water for irrigation.
Initially the project has been implemented in three towns namely Shahbad, Ladwa and Pehowa. On the success of this projects, the same would be replicated in other towns also. It was also informed that the Public Health Engineering Department on its own has started the Geo Mapping of its assets, habitations and sewerage network. By the end of this year, the entire Geo Mapping would be completed and thereafter all the estimates of projects would be submitted alongwith the Geo Mapping. It was informed that the Department has started five training programmes for sever men in the State. Under this programme, the sewer men are provided one day training to sensitize them. Once the training is completed, Haryana would be the first State to have conducted this type of training.Earlier, various projects were approved in the meeting. These included 475 new tube wells, 22 independent canal based water works namely Khanpur, Madha and Petwar in Hansi, Roopgarh in Jind, Behbalpur, Majra, Sirdhan, Noorkiahli and Aherwan in Fatehabad, Sidhani in Tohana, Dhulkot and Bithan in Loharu, Kirara in Uklana, Frain Khurda and Kolda Khurd in Narwana, Tappi in Dabwali, Sisai in Narnaund, Jalopur in Raita, Badalgadh in Ratia, Bithla in Jhajjar and Niyat in Gohana. Apart from this, 45 boosting stations in rural areas and 126 renovation, repair of existing water works in rural areas, 546 pipelines works in rural areas and 50 others including augmentation of existing water works, independent feeders, sustainability and raw water arrangement in rural areas were also approved in the meeting.