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Punjab government spent Rs 10.49 crore to provide safe and clean drinking water

punjab Updated: Jul 17, 2013 21:52 IST
Gurpreet Singh Mehak

The Punjab Government has spent Rs.10.49 crore to provide safe and clean drinking water in district Fatehgarh Sahib.While reviewing the progress of Rural Water Supply Schemes here today, Arun Sekhri,Deputy Commissioner said that 40 tube wells, 9 hand pumps and 40 over head water tanks have been built to provide drinking water.

He added that underground pipes lines have been laid besides providing electricity connections and required machinery.

Sekhri said that under the 'Rural Augmented Water Supply program' of the 'Quality Affected program Scheme', five schemes have been implemented in the district in the year 2012-13, on which Rs.142.22 lacs have been spent.

He further said that these projects have been completed and drinking water is being supplied to the people.Deputy Commissioner said that under this scheme, tube wells have been installed & water tanks are being constructed in the villages Ladpur, Kahanpur, Lallon Khurd and Mehmoodpur of Amloh Block and Jai Singh Wala, Kheri Naudh Singh, Saidpura and Majri villages of Bassi Pathana Block.

Sekhri said that 28 villages of the district have been selected under swap scheme's Non-Covered Habitation Program to install tube wells, to build over head water tanks, laying pipe lines and provide electricity connections and other facilities. He added that work in these villages is in full swing and near completion with the cost of Rs.5.64 Crore.

The DC said that under Swap Scheme's Partially-Covered Habitation Program tube wells have been installed and tanks have been built in the 17 villages to provide drinking water with the cost of Rs.3.43 crore .Briefing about the ongoing projects in the district,the DC said that five villages of the district Manhera Jatan,Kahanpura, Muhmmadipur, Bharpurgarh and Main Majra have been selected under pilot project of 'Small Bore Sewerage System Program' of World Bank.

He said that in these villages sewerage system would be implemented with the cost of Rs.6.19 crore.He further said that to install Reverse Osmosis (RO) System in 13 villages of the district Rs.1.29 crore would be spent.