Haryana Govt. to Launch New Scheme for Development of Drinking Water Supply in the State
The state government of Haryana has announced a new scheme for Development of Drinking Water Supply in the state. This scheme will be implemented in 84 villages by the Haryana Government. Under this scheme, the state government of Haryana will provide water to the people of the state by the means of wells and tube wells.
A financial assistance of Rs 185 Crore has been approved by the NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), as 85% of the project cost of its implementation. The remaining cost will bear by the state government.
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Minister said that besides this, the prospective population of around 10.20 lakh persons in these villages would be benefitted with safe drinking water which would have a direct effect in improving the health of the people leading to the development in the socio-economic conditions and the productivity. After the implementation of the project, these villages would be upgraded for drinking water supply at the rate of 70 litres per capita per day.
In order to tackle the problem of salinity, excess fluoride and non availability of sufficient ground water in the selected 84 villages of Prithala and Palwal blocks of district Palwal and Ballabhgarh block od district Faridabad, the state government of Haryana will implement this scheme.
The Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Mr. Banwari Lal said that these villages are in two blocks in district Palwal and one block in district Faridabad. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved a financial assistance of Rs 185 Crore as 85% of the project cost for the implementation of the scheme.