Haryana to give 4 lakh water connections to SC families

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Bahadurgarh, Dec 22 (UNI) The Haryana government has decided to provide four lakh private potable water connections to the people belonging to Scheduled Castes during the current financial year under the Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Supply Scheme.

Another four lakh such connections would be provided during the next financial year while a total of 30 lakh connections would be given in the state under the scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said today.

He was addressing a gathering after inaugurating water supply scheme costing Rs 1.68 crore at village Asaudha, 15 km from here today. As many as 12,000 people of the village would get 70 litre water per capita per day.

The Chief Minister said that during the current financial year the water supply would be augmented in 1000 villages in the state. Besides, in 1900 villages water supply had already been augmented so for during last 33 months.

He said under the Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Supply Scheme 88,000 water connections had been released. He said the pipelines and a water tank of 200 litre with a tap would be provided free of cost to the people belonging to SCs.

Mr Hooda said that Haryana Government was committed to provide all basic amenities in the rural areas at par with the urban areas.

UNI

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