EC permits state to take up drinking water projects

Updated on Apr 03, 2004 01:39 PM IST

The EC allowed Karnataka govt to take up works related to providing of drinking water including sinking of new borewells in taluks in state.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Bangalore

The Election Commission today allowed the Karnataka government to take up works related to providing of drinking water including sinking of new borewells in 14 non-drought declared taluks in the state.

The state's request seeking permission for repair of defunct borewells and sinking of new ones has been approved by the Commission, Karnataka Joint Chief Electoral Officer, H C Nagendra told reporters here.

These works shall be executed by a committee of officials with no interference by ministers, the government has been told, he said.

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