Goan Reporter News: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant inaugurates Flood Water Pumping Station

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People residing in Mala area now don’t have to worry about floods in this rainy season and in future too said Chief Minister. He was speaking after inaugurating Flood Water Pumping Station  organized by Water Resources Department under the initiative of Smart City Mission ”at Mala Panaji, today  in the presence of Union MoS for Tourism, Shri. Shripad Naik, WRD Minister, Shri. Subhash Shirodkar, Revenue Minister, Shri. Atanasio Monserrate, Mayor CCP, Shri. Rohit Monserrate today .

Explaining about salient features of pumping system which cost around Rs 15.90 Cr Chief Minister said the pumping station has drainage connectivity which will improve the drainage in the surrounding area by reconnecting the drains and getting all storm water into the Mala lake from the areas of Altinho Hill and other upper areas of the catchment. Speaking further Chief Minister said it will increase the storage capacity and added that it would control entry of water from the creek into the Mala area, two  electrically operated Activator gates are installed, which will close during the high tide and open during the low tide. This is the second project in the state after sankhalim pumping station, he added.

This year we have faced shortage of water due to delay in rain and thus we need to increase our storage capacity he added. We need to construct bandhara in new places. Proposed Bandhara at Curti had been opposed by people he informed and sought support and cooperation from people to build bandhara in more places to avoid water scarcity in future.

Present at the occasion were Deputy Mayor Shri Sanjeev Naik, Corporators CCP Shri Shubham Chodankar and Shri Nilesh Morajakar.