STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Renovation of water bodies soon: P J Joseph

Published: 13th January 2013 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2013 12:04 PM   |  A+A-

A master plan for the renovation of canals and water bodies in Ernakulam would be prepared, Water Resources Minister P J Joseph has said. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of the renovation of the Edappally canal. Along with renovation works, the Water Resources Department would also complete the maintenance and repair works of various water distribution systems in a time bound manner, he said.

Apart from Edappally canal, the restoration work of the Ernakulam Market canal, Perandoor canal and Karanakodam canal would also be taken up. A fund of Rs 1 crore has been sanctioned for the first phase of the restoration work of Market canal. To prevent the dumping of waste in the Edappally canal, nets would be fixed on both sides. The project would be completed within a year, he said.

Union Minister for Food and Civil Supplies K V Thomas said that the district was losing out on its water resources owing to lack of maintenance. Paucity of funds is not the issue here, he said.

 “The non-utilisation of funds has become the reason for the destruction of water bodies. If potable water scarcity needs to be tackled, then funds must be utilised,” he added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp