Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir said that welfare of people is paramount for his administration and they are trying to provide corruption free administration.
He also enjoined upon the Authority to help the UT to leapfrog in measures to conserve water for the future generations. He observed that J&K had been bestowed with abundant water resources which gave it an edge over several other areas which are water deficient. He made out that keeping the overall climate changes in consideration it is time to focus on formulating a robust water policy for the UT for ensuring water security.
He advised that the measures for better management of our water resources are necessary. He continued that the water requirements for domestic, irrigation and industrial purposes should be clearly laid down. He called for laying more focus on dual piping systems or other such techniques as employed in bigger cities to deal with water stress.
He advised the formulation of an action plan for water security of the UT. He also asked for carrying out basin studies in J&K for appropriate action. He maintained that the such concepts should seep in here in our society as well for taking pre-emptive measures to deal with future challenges better.
He took this occasion to ask the Jal Shakti Department to enhance the capacity of their staff so that they get fully acquainted with new techniques. He also called upon the officers to switch to monthly billing for the convenience of customers.