Kamalanagar, 04 November, 2021: Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma, Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council accompanied by Dg. Bindulal A. Chakma, JE, PHED today visited the Chawngte Rural Drinking Water Supply Scheme at Sadarachuk, about 2 km from Kamalanagar proper, to see work being started.
The project at a cost of Rs.9 Crore is an outcome of consistent effort of the present authority of CADC under the leadership of Dg. Rasik Mohan Chakma.
The water crisis of Kamalanagar town area, headquarters of CADC, has grown over the years due to increase in population of the town. The present capacity of the PHED fall short by far to meet the daily water requirement of the residents of the town with a population of more than 15,000. Despite many areas of the town still to be covered with water pipe connection this is the situation. Presently, in the lean season a household gets water once in about a month.
With the completion of the project the crisis for potable water for the residents of Kamalanagar town including Chawngte area would be a thing of the past. It is expected to be completed by next year and will have a capacity to cater to a population of 28,152. The installation will have a capacity to produce 10,20,000 litres of water per day. Water will be sourced from river Toijong which will involve construction of a water infiltration gallery below the river bed from which water will be pumped to the water treatment plant for purification. The project also includes free water connection for the uncovered area Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.