Dalip Kumar Tarag
Dalip Kumar Tarag – He was born in Mirzewala, a village in Ganganagar district of Rajasthan on 2ND July 1967. Mirzewala is located on Pakistan Border. During border tension time with Pakistan, the most of the part of village was occupied by the army and villages shifted to nearby relatives. Father of Shri Tarag was a farmer and he had to do all the work related to the farming. He finished his schooling up to XI standard in his village. Being from a family of farmers he didn’t have much time to spend on his education so he gave college entrance exams along with his year and got admitted in MBM engineering college, Jodhpur where he got his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering in year 1989.
After completion of graduation he got his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineer from the same college. In year 1998 he joined in Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Government of Rajasthan. Before joining in PHED, he worked as lecturer in Government Poly Technical College Sri Ganganagar. In year 1998, he was Posted as Assistant Engineer in Major Water Supply Project popularly known as Aapni Yojna, a Unique Project and first of it’s type in History of Rajasthan PHED. This wass the first project in which active role of the community was also considered through village Water and Health committee (WHC). Members of village Water and Health Committees of the villages are elected through the meeting of Gram Sabha of that village. The responsibility of the community was to maintain the internal water supply system of the villages and deposit monthly water bills to the department.
Shri Tarag played key role in planning, designing and execution of this project. Under Aapni Yojna nearly 600 villages and 5 town of Hanumangarh, churu and Jhunjhun District were provided with potable drinking water supply. This project was rated highly successful Project and as a result, all the future major drinking Water Supply Projects of Rajasthan were prepared on the pattern of the Aapni Yojna to Provide surface source based drinking water supply to the remaining villages and towns of Rajasthan. During last few years he has prepared many drinking water supply project of Rajasthan and most of them are either on completion stage or under execution.
During year 2002, He was sent to Netherlands (Europe) on a study tour Program of 4 week. During his stay in Europe, he had the opportunity to share the idea related to drinking water supply, particularly local authority of Netherland and France. This interaction with European authorities was very useful and helped in planning and designing of the future projects and use the latest technology in drinking water supply projects.
Presently he is posted at Project division of PHED, Taranagar where he is in charge of execution of two major water supply projects Bungi – Rajgarh and Integrated Taranagar Jhunjhunu Sikar Khetri drinking water supply projects. In addition to this he is also involved in preparation of 40 major water supply projects of Rajasthan which are expected to be taken up in the next year.