Gurugram water supply, Mewat feeder pipeline important projects: Manohar Lal

Cost of these projects about Rs 2,267 crore

Gurugram, Manesar and Mewat to get drinking water supply, keeping in view water demand of region by 2050

Chandigarh, June 2: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that Gurugram water supply is an important project, which will provide uninterrupted better drinking water supply to Gurugram and Manesar as per the population size by the year 2050. Also, the Mewat feeder pipeline project has also been prepared and both these projects will cost about Rs 2,267 crore.

The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting with the officials of the Irrigation and Water Resources department regarding remodeling of Gurugram water supply here today. During the meeting, a detailed discussion was also held regarding the concept of Mewat feeder pipeline project with a presentation. Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), Sh. PC Meena joined the meeting virtually.

The Chief Minister said that the Gurugram water supply project worth about Rs 1,517 crore has been prepared keeping in mind the population of Gurugram, Manesar and Bahadurgarh by the year 2050. “At that time these cities would require about 1504 cusecs of water. The Gurugram water supply project will start from Kakroi and end at Basai. About 69-kilometre-long water supply line, totally covered, will be laid; in which mild steel pipes will be used,” he added. The project will be completed by May, 2026.

Mewat feeder pipeline project

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the Mewat feeder pipeline project would cost about Rs 750 crore. This project has also been made keeping in mind the population of Mewat by the year 2050. “Through this, about 390 cusecs of water will be required and more than 150 villages will have access to clean drinking water in sufficient quantity,” he said, adding that work on this project would also be started soon; with its completion by March 2027.

He said that the Mewat feeder pipeline project was prepared and approved by the department in February 2023. This project of about 50-kilometre length will start from Jhajjar’s Badli and end at Mewat’s Khor Basai village. A power house will also be constructed on this project.

The Chief Minister said that these projects will prove to be a boon for the people of Gurugram, Manesar and Mewat. “With the completion of these projects, uninterrupted drinking water supply will be available to the people of this region. Schemes have also been formulated for industries and farmers to use treated water in sufficient quantities for irrigation,” he added. He said that due to saline underground water in some areas of Mewat, this project has been prepared to provide canal-based clean water to the people.

Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, Chairperson, Haryana Water Resources Authority, Smt. Keshni Anand Arora, Advisor to Chief Minister (Irrigation), Sh. Devender Singh, Secretary and Commissioner, Irrigation Department, Sh. Pankaj Aggarwal, Engineer in Chief, Sh. Birender Singh and senior officers of the Irrigation Department were present in the meeting.


MoU signed between Haryana School Education Board and International Baccalaureate

Preparing for unprecedented changes in school education

Chandigarh, June 2 - Haryana School Education Board Bhiwani is gearing up for an unprecedented change in Haryana School Education. The board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Baccalaureate to enhance the quality in education.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education that helps students in many countries develop the skills to be inquisitive and self-confident. The collaboration will provide government school students access to the mode of teaching adopted by the teachers at international schools

Apart from the above initiatives of the Haryana School Education Board, the Chairman of the Board, Dr. V.P. Yadav met the Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh. Manohar Lal and briefed various achievements and activities.

While giving detailed information to the Chief Minister about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Haryana School Education Board and International Baccalaureate (IB), the Board Chairman said that under this MoU, some teachers from government and non-government schools will be appointed as master trainers. They will be selected and trained. With the MoU, apart from improving the teaching-level of the teachers, the best quality education can also be given to the students. A total of 4 programs will be conducted by International Baccalaureate, these programmes will be run on pilot basis in 20 schools in the first phase. After success, it will be implemented across the entire state.

After the agreement with the International Baccalaureate, now the certificates of the Haryana School Education Board will also be signed by the Swiss Board. He further said that earlier the students of Haryana state had to face a lot of trouble at the international level for pursuing higher education. But now students of the state will be able to easily get admission in international schools and colleges, because International Baccalaureate (IB) is recognized by almost all national and international technical education councils and other organizations.

Dr. Yadav informed the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal that the Haryana School Education Board has uploaded the sample paper, curriculum document, lesson plan, marking scheme etc. on the board's website to improve the quality of education, so that the schools will get the best guidance and educational quality will improve which will enhance the results scores.

Dr. Yadav further said that under the National Education Policy-2020, the Board of Education is preparing such future plans, so that children can be given quality education using the latest technology. By ensuring the use of digital mediums in educational institutions, students will also be able to take advantage of world-class education.

He said that along with digital education, emphasis is also being laid on imparting value-based education. This will give the children the knowledge of Indian values and rich culture. Wherever children go after getting such education, they will behave according to Indian culture and become virtuous and characterful.