Dhumal inaugurates Giri Drinking Water Supply Scheme

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Solan, Apr 14 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today inaugurated the Rs 61.79 crore Giri Lift Water Supply Scheme.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the new water supply scheme would provide drinking water to Solan town and 23 other adjoining villages in the district.

The drinking water supply scheme would ensure 120 litre per person in urban areas and 70 liters in rural areas per day.

Mr Dhumal said the scheme would provide drinking water to 98,468 people of the district and other adjoining areas and added that it would fulfill drinking water needs of 2.36 lakh people up to 2036.

The scheme would supply 14.72 million litre of water daily with a capacity supplying 22.08 million litre daily at the maximum as the requirement of drinking water will grow in the coming years, he said.

He said in all, 44 villages had been covered under the scheme, where adequate water supply would be available to the people through a reliable network of 90 km distribution line, touching almost every household in the villages covered under the scheme plan.

The Chief Minister said his Government was giving top priority to strengthening drinking water supply and irrigation network all over the state.

The old schemes rendered infeasible due to drying up of the natural water resources, were being remodeled to meet the increasing demands of drinking water in urban and rural areas of the state, he added.

District Deputy Commissioner Amandeep Garg, SP SPS Verma, IPH Engineer-in-Chief RN Sharma and other senior Officers were also present on the occasion.

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