R16 CRORE SANCTIONED FOR NAYAGAON SEWERAGE SYSTEM, HC TOLD
High court had directed the state govt to inform what steps had been taken for laying sewerage pipelines THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF RS 8 CRORE (50%) HAS BEEN RELEASED TO THE PUNJAB WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE BOARD INFORMATION SUBMITTED DURING RESUMED HEARING
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government informed the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday that an amount of Rs 16 crore has been sanctioned for the time being for the sewerage facility at Nayagaon village in SAS Nagar district.
It was also informed that the first instalment of Rs 8 crore (50%) has been released to the Punjab water supply and sewerage board.
The information was submitted during the resumed hearing of a case in which the high court had taken suo motu notice of a news report published in Hindustan Times on January 29, 2010 “Residents make it where govt fails”.
The report had highlighted that how Nayagaon residents had decided to lay sewerage line at their own expenses.
The residents by pooling from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000 had purchased the sewerage pipelines and had executed the work.
The high court had directed the state government to inform what steps had been taken by the government for laying sewerage pipelines.
The affidavit submitted by Suresh Kumar, principal secretary of local government department, Punjab, stated that the work of laying sewerage pipelines shall be completed within one year and that of sewage treatment plant shall be completed within two years.