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Rs 303 Cr scheme for drinking water in Haryana

A Rs.303 crore scheme of setting up Ranney Wells in Mewat area of Haryana would be introduced to enhance the availability of drinking water.

india Updated: May 29, 2003 10:38 IST

A Rs.303 crore scheme of setting up Ranney Wells in Mewat area of Haryana would be introduced to enhance the availability of drinking water.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting in which Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala was shown a presentation on this ambitious project following the recommendations of a committee headed by Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Irrigation here today.

The Chief Minister had directed the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Irrigation, Pradeep Kumar and Commissioner and Secretary, Public Health, N.Bala Bhaskar to formulate an integrated plan so as to resolve the problem of drinking water in Mewat area falling in the districts of Gurgaon and Faridabad of Haryana on a sustainable basis.

Chautala reiterated the commitment of his Government to provide adequate drinking water to the people in the State and directed that the project be introduced in a systematic manner.

It was informed that in all, eight Ranney Wells would be set up in a phased manner starting from Nuh, followed by Hathin and Punhana. These would benefit 242 villages by making available 120 millions litres of water per day. Out of a total of 497 villages of the area, 255 of them were already being fed by the tubewells.