SILCHAR, Dec 23: In order to meet the growing demand for potable water of Lakhipur town in Cachar district bordering Manipur, the State Government has sanctioned Rs 8.15 crore for the urban water supply scheme. Minister of Urban Development Dinesh Prasad Goala today laid the foundation stone of the urban water supply scheme for Lakhipur at the Harijan colony on SM Dev college road.
The event was held at a function presided over by Cachar deputy commissioner Gautam Ganguly. Goala said Rs 2 crore has already been released by the State Government for the scheme and added that the scheme would start functioning by 2013.
He, at the same time, took the opportunity to say that the bridge on river Barak at Lakhipur would also be completed by 2013.
Gautam Roy was all praise for Goala whom he describe as a man of “action” and it was because of him that the water supply schemes in Barak Valley have been coming up to ease the crisis of drinking water both in the urban and rural areas. Parliamentary secretary for Finance Ajit Singh, who also addressed the assembly, was appreciative of the efforts of Goala for the development of Barak Valley as a whole.
Urban Development Department managing director AK Barua explained the objective of the function while Municipal Board chairman Kalyan Chandra Dey welcomed the ministers and others. The function was organized by the Urban Water Supply Department and Lakhipur Municipal Board. THE SENTINEL