Mon, December 5 (DIPR): Minister for PHED Tokheho Yepthomi formally inaugurated Solar Power Water Treatment Unit at KBBB Mission Centre, Mon on December 4 in the presences of the Joint Secretary Akumla and Chief Engineer Er. Kevisekho Kruse.
In his inaugural speech Tokheho said that Solar Power Water Treatment Unit is an alternative arrangement to provide water supply to places where gravity of water supply is impossible. He also informed that the department is rejuvenating traditional wells to serve as alternative arrangement to provide water supply to every village and town.
He further informed that if the Solar Power Water Treatment system functions smoothly without any hindrance than the department would encourage and extend it for introducing in other places. He said the system is very convenient and it functions automatically with advanced technologies without requiring an operator to operate the system. He said due to extinction of forestry there is scarcity of water from the sources and the department is looking forward to work jointly to redress the problems together with the active participation of the people.
In his technical report the Chief Engineer PHED, Er. Kevisekho Kruse said that Solar Power Water Treatment Unit is a new technology which is safe and can be use for human consumption without boiling it. He informed that three units under Kohima district is functioning without any complain so far after it was established.
He apprised that the sanction cost of the project is Rs. 50, 00,000 (Fifty Lakhs), with one year of implementation period. The project is expected to cover a population of 410 souls with 43,200 liters of water discharged at the sources per day. The Distance from the sources to sump well is 1116 meters with pumping heads of 93 meters up to main reservoir.
Earlier, Chemnyu, Executive Secretary KBBB, Mon proposed words of appreciations. Citing that since Mission Center is a common platform for the people of Konyaks where various trainings and functions are conducted he said the project would benefit not only the community residing at the center but the entire Konyaks in general. He lauded the department for redressing the problems of the Mission centre.
Earlier the team visited Mon village and held public meeting with the villagers. Later the Minister inspected the PHED store and interacted with the departmental staffs. S.E. (M&I) of Chief Engineer office and S.E. of Dimapur Circle also accompanied the team.