Centre offers assistance to Bihar under ARWSP

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New Delhi, Mar 7 (UNI) The Ministry of Rural Development under the Revised Sub Mission Programme of Water Quality has granted Rs 63.95 crore to the Bihar government for its Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) during the current financial year 2007-08.

According to an official release issued here today, the first instalment of Rs 200.17 lakh, accounting for 45 per cent of the Central share of Rs 442.82 lakh, will be released to tackle 11 Iron ore-affected habitations spread over two districts of Purnea and Katihar.

Besides, the 45 per cent of the Centre's share of Rs 28457.48 lakh, which makes it to Rs 6194.83 lakh, will be provided to Bihar as part of the former's first instalment to tackle 551 Arsenic and Fluoride-affected habitations spread over 19 districts.

The Bihar government will ensure to provide for the implementation of projects and revised guidelines on the Sub-Mission of water quality in the state.

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