Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur, March 2:

The Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Mr. Bram Shanker Jimpa today reiterated that the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann is leaving no stone unturned for the development of the villages along with the cities. The Minister expressed these views while initiating the work of laying the sewerage system in villages Bajwara & Qila Baroon at a cost of Rs. 31 crore. He further said that village Bajwara has 10322 populace and 2483 households while Qila Baroon has a 1742 population and 410 houses. With this project, the 12064 population and 2893 households of both villages would derive benefits. He said that the sewer of Bajwara and Qila Baron has been designed keeping in view the population of 30 years and a sewerage treatment plant of 2.5 MLD capacity would be constructed for this purpose. This would lead to the controlling of oxygen demand to the extent of 10 MG/Litre and further, the treated water would be used for irrigation.

The Minister also added that an intermediate pumping station would also come up in Qila Baron through which sewerage would be pumped into the main sewer of Bajwara. This project entails laying of the 47625 Metre UPPVC and RCC sewer pipeline. The project would be completed in one and a half years. Among others present on the occasion included Mayor Surinder Kumar, Vice Chairman of the Punjab Industrial Development Corporation Harminder Singh Bakshi, Chairman Hoshiarpur Central Cooperative Bank Vikram Sharma, Senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Saini, Member Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Jaspal Chechi, S.E. Vijay Kumar, XEN Simranjeet Singh Khamba.