GTA starts supply of drinking water in 8 Mile area

Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong,6th June

Around 51 Families of ward 20 and 19 of Kalimpong municipality and four villages under Kalimpong panchayat will get drinking water supply every day after the La Tshering Jhora Drinking Water Supply Scheme was inaugurated today. 

The Scheme which was which launched on September 2015 was finally completed. The Project is First of its kind Project in whole of GTA.

La Thsering Jhoda is situated at below 2 kms down from 8th Mile. About three reservoirs have been built which supply water to 4 tanks through pumping. As of now water in hills was distributed from higher to lower level but in this project the water is pumped from down to up level. 

 Kazim Thsering Bhutiya GTA Councillor of the area today after performing prayer and worship of the Tank situated at 8th Mile gave water to villagers from the tap. 

The village had no PHE water supply till now. They were depended on some local source and spring and some used to buy 1000 ltr water paying Rs.400. The new inaugurated project has given them a smile which they said they never dream of smiling Bhutia said. 

In first phase water will be distributed free for 15 days after which the Project will be looked by a beneficiaries committee. Meanwhile whereas the PHE supplies water once in 4 days the villager of the area will get water every day.

 Meanwhile the villagers have thanked the councilor and GTA for the project who later herself thanked the GTA Chief Bimal Gurung for allotting the project in her constituency.

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