Rs 155 cr earmarked for water supply schemes for SCs

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Chandigarh, Jun 18 (UNI) The Haryana government has earmarked a sum of Rs 155 crore during the current financial year under an innovative Indira Gandhi Water supply scheme for providing eight lakh water supply connections free of cost to the families belonging to scheduled castes in the state.

Of these, 3.82 lakh connections have already been given to the beneficiaries so far, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said today while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a boosting station at Bank Colony Bhiwani and water works at Village Ajitpur near Bhiwani today.

The Chief Minister assured that the development of Bhiwani city would be properly ensured, as a scheme of Rs 18 crore had been chalked out for laying the sewerage in the City.

He said that the development of villages would be done on the pattern of cities so that all the basic facilities could be made available to the people and for this purpose Haryana Rural Development Authority had been set up in the state.


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