Drinking water scheme from Kol Dam to start soon

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Bilaspur, Oct 25 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said that construction of Rs 64 crore drinking water supply scheme by lifting water from Kol Dam project would be started soon to benefit the 180 villages of the district.

The Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting at Marahana in Ghumarwin sub division after laying the foundation stone of Rs 1.25 crore lift drinking water supply scheme Kamli-Kothi-Ghandalwin, which will benefit about 5,500 residents of 22 habitations of the area.

The Chief Minister said that Rs 12 crore were being spent by Public Works Department during current financial year as compared to Rs 7 crore spent during previous year.

He said that Steel Girder Bridge to cost around Rs 80 lakhs would also be constructed for Talwara and would be inaugurated by the middle of next year.

He said Rs 7.68 crore were being spent on construction of various roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna in Ghumarwin assembly segment during current financial year. About Rs one crore would be spent additionally over various other link roads besides Rs 2.30 crore on various buildings in the segment.

The Chief Minister said that 2,540 poly houses would be provided to the progressive farmers of the area under Rs 155 crore NABARD funded scheme and appealed the people to take benefit of the same and get detailed project reports prepared in consultation with the agriculture scientists.

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