May 2007 News

J&K Undertakes Irrigation, Health Projects In Anantnag

27 May 2007
The Times of India

Srinagar: In a bid to provide irrigational and basic health facilites to villages in Anantnag district, the state government has undertaken a primary health project and an irrigation scheme at a cost of Rs 4.25 crore. Minister for Health, Peer Mohammed Hussain, laid the foundation stone of a primary health centre (PHC) building, estimated to cost Rs 2.50 crore at Bontoru village in Shangus constituency on Sunday, an official said in Srinagar on Monday. The minister also laid the foundation stone for a Rs 1.75-crore Khermantoru lift-irrigation project at the same village, he said, adding that four pumps with an offtake capacity of five cusecs each would be installed. Upon completion, the project would lift water to a height of 60 metres to provide irrigational facility to 120 hectares of orchard land in eight villages.


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