Arakkonam to get Cauvery water soon

CHENNAI: Cauvery water will soon be brought to Arakkonam, about 80km from here, as part of the ambitious Hogenakkal Drinking Water Supply Scheme.

Making the announcement in the assembly on Monday, deputy chief minister MK Stalin said the parched Vellore district, within which Arakkonam falls, would be covered by the project, being executed at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore. This will be done in the second phase of the project, work for which is presently on to bring drinking water to the fluoride affected districts of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri at a cost of Rs 1,926 crore.

Stalin said that the physical works for the Hogenakkal scheme would begin by March. The work would be completed ahead of its December 2012 schedule.

From TOI

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