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Water conservtion schemes for flood prone areas: Chautala

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Tuesday said that water conservation schemes were being implemented in the flood prone areas so as to conserve rain water for irrigation purpose and protect the area from floods.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2003 10:38 IST

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala on Tuesday said that water conservation schemes were being implemented in the flood prone areas so as to conserve rain water for irrigation purpose and protect the area from floods.

Addressing a public meeting after inaugurting a water supply scheme constructed at a cost of Rs 1.18 crore at village Dubaldhan in Jhajjar district, he said that as a result of the effective steps being taken to ensure adequate supply of drinking water, the supply of water had been augmented in 2418 villages at a cost of Rs 310.24 crore to benefit a population of 48.45 lakh.

He said that the supply of drinking water was being augmented from 40 litres per capital per day to 70 to 140 litres per capita per day.

The Chief Minister also inaugurted a water storage scheme constructed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh at village Bisan, an official release here.

First Published: Jun 25, 2003 10:38 IST