ICT Rural Areas To Get Six New Water Schemes Soon

ICT rural areas to get six new water schemes soon

ISLAMABAD, Nov 8 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 08th Nov, 2016 ) : Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration would start six new water supply schemes in rural areas with an allocation of Rs. 143.00 million. Currently only 60 percent population of rural areas of Islamabad has access to potable water being provided through Government funded water supply schemes. An official of Ministry of Human Rights, when contacted about the complaints in this regard, he said the ministry have received complaints regarding access of clean water, he added that the new schemes for water supply were prepared for the capital territory to redress this problem.

He further informed that 20 water supply schemes for rural areas of ICT were under process during this fiscal. The official further stated that complaints about sale of adulterated/contaminated milk in ICT have been received. In this regard, he added, District Health Officer (DHO), ICT has been notified as Ex-Officio food Inspector under West Pakistan Pure Food Ordinance, 1960 to take appropriate action. The DHO, ICT along with Inspectors of Health Department, conducts regular inspection of milk shops and special teams comprising DHO, Assistant Commissioners and inspectors have been constituted, to launch campaign against adulterated milk.

These teams are supervised by Additional Deputy Commissioner, ICT, for effective coordination and speedy action. On the pattern of Punjab Food Authority Act 2011, "ICT Food Safety and Standard Act 2015" shall be promulgated shortly after due process. In the last one year 110 milk shops have been inspected and 66 samples were gathered for testing. Among that, he added, 30 were found sub-standard and 35 challans were submitted while 18000 liters adulterated milk wasted during the drive.