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After power meters, government mulling to install water meters in J&K

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Plan under consideration, likely to take some more time: CE, Jal Shakti Deptt

SRINAGAR: The government is mulling to come up with water meters in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure judicious use of the water.

The development comes close on the heels of the Power Department’s move to installing smart meters across Kashmir including Srinagar. Many areas have already been covered under smart electric meters.

Chief Engineer, Jal Shakti department, Basharat Jeelani said that the initiative is under consideration, however, it would take time to introduce the water meters here in J&K.

“There are no plans to introduce water meters immediately, but the initiative is under consideration and would take time to implement it on the ground,” Jeelani said. He also said that the water meters will be introduced from capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir.

He added that it would take some more time to come up with the water meters. The water meters in Jammu and Kashmir would help in ensuring judicious use of water and put an end to the misuse—(KNO)

 

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