Centre grants Rs 90 crore to Karnataka, Jharkhand, Maha for ARWSP

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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The Ministry of Rural Development has granted a total of Rs 90.06 crore to Karnataka, Jharkhand and Maharashtra under the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission of Centrally-sponsored Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARWSP) during the current financial year (2007-08).

Of the total allocation, Karnataka State Government will get Rs 37.60 crore for 16 projects to tackle 91 water quality affected habitations . For this release of Rs.1728.27 lakh i.e. 45 per cent of Central share of R 3840.61 lakh as 1st installment is considered out of total project cost of Rs 5120.80 lakh.

Release of Rs 2031.73 lakh as 1st installment is considered for tackling 3072 iron affected rural habitation using iron removal.

Terafil filteration at the total project cost of Rs 6,000.oo lakh with Central Government share of Rs 4,500 lakh.

In case of Jharkhand State Government Rs 42.57 crore has been earmarked as 1st instalment i.e. 45 per cent of Central share of Rs.9461.4825 lakh for tackling 3392 quality affected habitations (Fluoride-3339; Arsenic-53) and 222 Fluoride affected schools under Revised Sub Mission programme of Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (Quality) during the current financial year.

The State Government of Maharashtra will get an allocation of Rs 9.8890 crore towards remaining part of 1st instalment i.e. 45 per cent of Central share of Rs 11,485.40 lakh for tackling 292 water quality affected habitations.

The projects will be completed within two years or completion time mentioned in the DPR/FR/Typical estimates. This included tendering process also. Sustainability of water source selected for all the projects will have to be ensured by the State Governments.

The revised guidelines on Sub-Mission on water quality will be followed and quarterly progress reports will have to be sent regularly.

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