Tripura sends Rs 522.12 crore water project to Centre

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Agartala, Mar 16: The sixth Left Front government in Tripura has sent a safe drinking water project of Rs 522.12 crore for Agartala to the Centre, soon after assuming office.

Official sources said here today that the project aimed to ensure safe drinking water for the urban dwellers from the source itself to avoid surface level contamination during the coming decade.

''The treatment plant would be set up in such a mechanism that can treat the ground water and to be supplied directly to the population and the people can consume it without boiling or filtering,'' a senior official of the state Public Health Engineering department said, adding that it was expected to be commissioned by 2016.

Sources said the NBCC had prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR), which proposed to lay new water lines and set up treatment plants across the city and the funds would be allocated from both the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Meanwhile, another project of Rs 340 crore was under active consideration of the Union Ministry of Urban Development, which would be commissioned by the next few years.

Under the project, a separate pipeline would be set up in individual households directly connected to the dumping ground.

UNI

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