More than Rs 10 cr expended on water supply schemes in Leh

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Srinagar, Apr 1 (UNI) An amount of more than Rs 10 crore was being expended in different water supply schemes in Leh of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said.

He said Rs 2.80 crore was expended on various water supply schemes against an allocation of Rs 2.97 crore under district plan for the current fiscal year.

He said that under centrally sponsored Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme (ARSWP), Rs 8.46 crore has been allocated and by ending February 2008, Rs 5.80 crore has been spent.

Under Swajaldhara, 10 works are in progress, he said.

He said that out of a target of installation of 158 manual and machine drilled hand - pumps, 115 ground water pump schemes have been completed at a cost of Rs 1.37 crore.

He said that out of 23 spill over schemes, 7 schemes were completed and 12 new water supply schemes were taken in hand during the current fiscal year. He said that 1.50-lakh gallon Water Service Reservoir at Housing Colony is ready to be commissioned by April end and Water Service Reservoir at Jammu Bagh is complete and is at testing stage.

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