AMU campus: Water Authority engineers to freely provide fresh water project

By Staff Correspondent,

Malappuram: The organization of engineers in the Water Authority, has decided to freely provide fresh water projects for the off-campus centre of the Aligarh Muslim University in Kerala. The engineers announced their decision in the presence of NK Premachandran, Water Resources Minister, at a function of Water Authority officials and consumers held at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram on Monday.

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The water for the project will reportedly be taken from the Muthukursi Ramanchady Lift Irrigation Project which is about 2 kilometres from the proposed site of the AMU campus. Dr PK Abdul Azeez, VC of the AMU, had earlier itself informed the state government that a water purification facility also should be installed at the campus.

The land acquisition team has completed the acquisition of 123 acres of land in the first phase and has reportedly begun the procedures for the second phase of acquisition. Water, light and road facilities should be arranged in the land to be acquired in the second phase. However, the officials have reportedly begun attempts to postpone the final date to complete the first phase of acquisition since the preparation of reports and sketches might require more time.

The off-campus centre of the Aligarh Muslim University is proposed to be set up at Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district. Earlier land was chosen near to the Malappuram town for the purpose but the land could not be acquired as the Industries Department, which owned the land, refused to hand it over for the purpose. The land at Perinthalmanna was selected afterwards and there arose problems related to acquisition. Now, the acquisition of 123 acres in the first phase has been completed and the second phase of acquisition has begun.