Rs 15.56 crore for rural water supply schemes in HP: NABARD

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Shimla, Oct 31 (UNI) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 15.56 crore to the Himachal Pradesh government for 24 water supply schemes under Tranche 13th of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIFD), said NABARD General Manager Rajender Singh here today.

Mr Singh said, these new drinking water schemes would facilitate 44,794 persons in rural areas of five districts and would provide improved and assured potable water supply near their homestead.

He said three schemes for Bilaspur district will involve total cost Rs 4.56 crore, six for Kullu district at a total cost of Rs 2.93 crore, four schemes for Kangra district will involve total cost of Rs 1.08 crore, eight for Mandi district involve Rs 3.07 crore and three for shimla district will be completed with Rs 5.65 crore, with overall government contribution of Rs 1.73 crore.

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