Centre approves water supply project for Jaisalmer and Barmer military stations

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New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a proposal relating to provision of long term water supply scheme for Army and Air Force stations in Jaisalmer and Barmer districts.

The Rajasthan Government's Public Engineering Department is implementing the Barmer Lift Water Supply Project to supply drinking water to Jaisalmer and Barmer districts.

The total estimated cost of the project is Rs.845.66 crore and Defence Ministry's share in the project payable to Rajasthan Government is Rs.242.56 crore.

In addition Rs.39.39 crore would be paid separately to Rajasthan Government for water related works and another Rs.26.63 crore would be spent by the Military Engineering Services (MES) for some extension work.

Thus the total commitment comes to Rs.308.58 crore.

The project is expected to be completed by March, 2011.

As on date 70 percent of the project work has already been completed.

On implementation, the project would cater to the requirement of drinking water of huge military population of around 60,000 persons including families at Jaisalmer and Barmer. (ANI)

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