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Community water scheme in 6 colonies

RESIDENTS OF Shiv Nagar and five other surrounding localities today gave consent for implementation of Community Managed Water Supply Scheme in their area.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 19:16 IST

RESIDENTS OF Shiv Nagar and five other surrounding localities today gave consent for implementation of Community Managed Water Supply Scheme in their area. A memorandum of understanding between District Urban Development Authority (DUDA) and UN Habitat is likely to be signed soon for project execution.

Inhabitants of the area, especially women, supported the scheme and agreed to pay the usage-linked tariff to Indore Municipal Corporation every month.

The residents of Shiv Nagar, Choudhary ka Park, Kamal Nagar and other surrounding localities expressed their views on the Scheme in presence of Divisional Commissioner Ashok Das, Municipal Commissioner P Narhari, Additional Collector Rameshwar Gupta, SDM Vivek Shrotriya and Aniruddh Mukherji of UN Habitat.

The officials explained the technical aspects of the project while holding discussions with inhabitants besides the revenue part. According to Shrotriya, the residents of six localities principally agreed to pay Rs 25,500 to IMC every month as water tariff. In return, IMC would charge Rs 1,000 instead of Rs 2,400 per water connection.

The Scheme will cost Rs 30.24 lakh, out of which DUDA will provide Rs 10 lakh. UN Habitat will finance rest of the project. As per the provisions, DUDA will develop infrastructure including construction of reservoir, installation of water supply lines. The project will take six months to complete once the MoU is signed.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 19:16 IST