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Water supply in NCR of Haryana being improved

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Chandigarh, Mar 2 (UNI) The Haryana government has initiated a number of projects with the help of the state National Capital Region Planning Board for augmenting drinking water supply in the rural areas falling in the district of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Jhajjar and Sonipat at an estimated cost of Rs.

162.10 crore.

Under these projects, 652 villages will be provided at least 70 liters of water per capita per day (lpcd). The department has set a target of supplying potable water in 340 villages of this region at the end of this financial year.

An offical spokesman here today said that the National Capital Region Planning Board has also approved a project of Rs 71.54 crore for improvement and extension of water supply and sewerage in five towns of the state-- Sonipat, Rohtak,Jhajjar, Rewari and Gurgaon.

Another project of Rs 15.94 has been approved by the Planning Board to improve and extend the sewerage and water supply to Hisar.

The spokesman said that to ensure supply of adequate quantity of safe drinking water in southern parts of the Haryana, especially the Mewat area which is facing acute shortage of water, the state government has chalked out an ambitious project based on rainy wells.

The only source of water supply in this area are tubewells, whose yield too, is inadequate and the quality of water is not good. To supply potable drinking water in 256 villages falling in Mewat area, the water will be transported to the area from these rainy wells with the help of rising mains and boosting stations.

The first phase of the project based on these rainy wells has already been started.

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