Hooda approves tripartite partnership for supply of safe water

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New Delhi, Apr 9 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has approved a public-private-community partnership project for supply of purified safe drinking water in 100 such villages of the state where there was chemical contamination in the surface and ground water.

The supply of safe drinking water would be on nominal charges at villagers' door steps.

The approval was granted during his meeting with two representatives of the Naandi Foundation and Tata Projects Ltd here last evening.

The Chief Minister asked the officers participating in the meeting to hand over a list of 100 such villages in the first phase and to complete other formalities like installation of tube-wells at the earliest.

Mr Hooda said in order to fulfill the state government's commitment to supply safe drinking water to every citizen of the state, this project had been approved. Moreover, he pointed out, there were many villages in the state which have high degree of chemical contamination in their ground water due to presence of fluoride, nitrate and arsenic, which can lead to various diseases.

In the meeting, the representatives explained that it would be tripartite partnership between the government/panchayat, Naandi Foundation and Tata Projects Ltd, in which the first party will provide water source, land, capital cost and permit Naandi to supply and delivery of safe drinking water.

Tata will extend technology, annual maintenance and quality assurance and Naandi will ensure distribution, health education and community promotion.

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