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

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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.

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