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Water supply scheme often opp's favourite subject in the house

Written by: Staff
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Aizwal, Mar 17 (UNI) When it comes to the Greater Aizwal Water Supply Scheme Phase-II (GAWSS), those from the opposition bench are quick to create an uproar, including the new ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) when it was in the opposition bench.

To the starred question in the house "What plans has the government to provide sufficient Water supply to the residents of Aizwal", asked by Mizoram People conference MLA Sailothanga Sailo, PHE minister Tawnluia said: "The GAWSS Phass-ii is one the few projects to provide sufficient watger for Aizwal city".

After completion, the PHE minister said, the GAWSS Phase-I and II will have a capactiy to provide 34.8 million litres per day. There is also the Tuithum Project for Aizwal East which will provide 12 million litres a day.

However, in 2026, the popultion is expected to reach a figure of 3.8 lakhs who will require 56 million litres of water per day, Tawnluia said.

Congress new comer Zodinthuanga inquired why the GAWSS Phass-ii was still far completion despite the MNF government's statement in 2002 claimed that 113.47 crore has been obtained from the centre for this water scheme and 50 per cent of works has been completed.

After revised estimation, Rs 113.47 crore has been allocated for the project out of which Rs 13 crore was sanctioned recently which followed the sanction of Rs 450 lakh on February one, 2003, Tawnluia said.

Congress and main opposition leader Lal Thanhawla had accused the MNF government of revising the estimated cost thereby receiving huge amounts of kickback money from the contractor by some MJF ministers.

UNI SNR BA SS1210

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