Lucknow, May 6 (UNI) Taking note of the drinking water crisis in Ghatampur tehsil of Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government today declared it drought affected and approved over Rs 573 lakh for installation and renovation of handpumps in the tehsil and Bundelkhand region, which is already reeling under the problem.
The information was provided by UP chief secretary Prashant Kumar Mishra here at a state level relief working committee meet.
To provide safe water, nearby 2,733 private tubewells have been electrified in the affected areas, Mr Mishra informed.
Besides, Rs 78.96 crore have already been released to Jal Nigam for reboring of handpumps, repairng of pipelines and supply of water through tankers, he said.
Now, Rs 573.21 lakh have been approved for installation and repair work of handpumps in both the drought hit areas, Mr Mishra said, adding that the directions for early provision of relief work had also been passed.
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