Water supply in 1050 villages to be increased

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Chandigarh, Aug 29 (UNI) The Haryana Government would increase water supply in 1050 villages at a cost of Rs 382.29 crore during the current financial year. Stating this here today, an official spokesman said that out of the total 6759 villages in the State, 488 villages had water allowance less than 40 litres per capita per day (LPCD), 3141 villages, 40 to 55 LPCD, 2920 villages 55 to 70 LPCD and 210 villages more than 70 LPCD.

Water supply in as many as 150 villages has already been increased upto July, he said.

A sum of Rs 40 crore would be spent to improve drinking water facility in urban areas of the state during the current financial year, said the spokesman, adding that the work to extend the water supply distribution system in recently approved colonies was targeted to be taken up in hand, besides accelerating the pace of work of laying of pipelines, drilling of tubewells, construction of boosting stations in various towns.

Moreover, the work of construction of water treatment plants had already been taken up in the towns of Dadri, Narwana and Tohana and the construction work of water treatment plants at Ambala Sadar would also be completed during this financial year.

He pointed out that a sum of Rs 73 crore would be spent on the extension of sewerage facilities in the various towns of the state.

He said that a Rs 425 crore project based on Ranney Wells and Tubewells had also been implemented to provide drinking water to 503 problem villages in the Mewat area. Out of these, 258 villages would be provided drinking water through Ranney Wells to be installed in the plains of the river Yamuna and the rest 245 villages would be covered through tubewells to be installed in the foothills of Aravli Ranges.

The spokesman said that under Ranney Wells segment of the project, 148 villages would be provided drinking water by september and the rest 110 villages by December. Similarly, under the tubewells segment of the project all the 245 villages would be covered by December.

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