Hooda for preserving water resources

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Gurgaon, Apr 28 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today exhorted the people to use water resources judiciously in view of the fast depleting underground water level in the state.

"The fast depleting underground water level is posing a great threat to our future generation and the sooner we understand this fact, the better it would be," the Chief Minister said while addressing a function organised by the NCR People Action Group here.

"A mass awareness campaign should be launched to make people aware about the need to preserve this precious natural resource, which is vital for our survival," he said. Reiterating the commitment of his government to provide adequate drinking water to the people of Gurgaon, he said that an NCR canal having a capacity of 800 cusecs was being constructed at a cost of Rs 225 crore to meet the drinking water needs of Gurgaon. The canal, which would be completed within next two years, would supply 600 cusecs water to the district.

Referring the development of Gurgaon, Mr Hooda said speedy development of Gurgaon had been the top priority of the government, which envisaged to spend a sum of Rs 776 crore for its all-round development, besides three road over bridges being constructed at a cost of Rs 60 crore.

The four laning of Gurgaon-Alwar road at a cost of Rs 50 crore is underway.

Gurgaon would under go metamorphosis with the extension of metro rail upto it by 2010, he added.

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