Minister Miss Mahdele inaugurates PHE’s new eco-friendly Jal-Bhavan
Bhopal, June 5, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): PHE Minister Miss Kusum Mahdele has said that people will not face drinking water crisis despite delayed monsoon. Miss Mahdele was inaugurating PHE’s new eco-friendly Jal-Bhavan near Banganga here today. Miss Mahdele said that shortage of drinking water due to droughts for last 3 years and current heat wave has been a challenge for departmental staff. Lauding the departmental staff, she said that they will ensure that common people do not face drinking water shortage in case of delayed monsoon in the same way they have been meeting this challenge with passion and hard work. She informed that despite heat wave there are only a few places in the state where drinking water is being transported. Miss Mahdele informed that saints, seers and devotees did not face drinking water shortage during Simhastha. For this, departmental staff deserves praise who handled the situation expertly. She informed that shortage of building of PHE was being felt for long. New building is totally ‘eco-friendly’. Excellent arrangements for water harvesting, solar energy generation, clean air and light have been made in the building. Along with lounge and office chambers, a 250-seater conference hall has also been constructed in the building.
This conference hall can be given on rent to other institutions also. She desired departmental staff to work with healthy mindset, better quality and expertise. She felicitated Mr. Santosh Katiyar and Mr. Mahendra Singh Bundela for completing construction of the building within 15 months. Miss Mahdele informed that she has ensured construction of new building of every department portfolio of which has been assigned to her. Preparation to construct new building was started when she was Minister for Women and Child Development Department. A grand training and administrative building of Animal Husbandry Department was also constructed near Vaishali Nagar, which was inaugurated in year 2014.
Last year, new administrative building of Fisheries Directorate on Bhadbhada road was also inaugurated. Principal Secretary PHE Mr. Pankaj Agrawal informed that even Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lauded functioning of departmental staff during Simhastha. He called for united efforts to tackle drinking water crisis in case of drought. In-charge Engineer-in-Chief Mr. G.S. Damor informed that the well-equipped building has been constructed on 33 thousand square feet at a cost of Rs. 7 crore 70 lakh. Methods to control temperature have also been adopted in the building construction under ‘Green concept’.