Chennai: Drinking water schemes for municipalities, town panchayats

The Melur Combined Water Supply scheme has been extended

CHENNAI: Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced in the Assembly on Monday a slew of drinking water schemes for various municipalities, town panchayats and rural habitations. Replying to a discussion on demands on the Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Mr.Stalin said a new drinking water scheme at a cost of Rs. 36.66 core would be implemented with the assistance of a German bank for the Tiruvannamalai Municipality. The same bank would provide necessary assistance to the Kadayanallur drinking water supply scheme to be implemented at a cost of Rs. 21.40 crore.

A detailed project report had been prepared for drinking water supply schemes for the Kovilpatti and Kayalpatanam municipalities at Rs. 80 crore and Rs. 30 crore respectively and steps would be taken to implement them once the source for financing the projects are finalised.

A combined drinking water supply scheme for the Vellore Corporation, six municipalities, 5 town panchayats and 64 wayside hamlets was prepared by the TWAD Board at a cost of Rs 1,400 crore, which would provide 150 million litres of water a day. Now the cost of the scheme had been revised to Rs. 1,500 crore to provide 270 million litres. The HUDCO had agreed to finance the scheme.

The Melur Combined Water Supply scheme, announced in 2008-09, had been extended to provide water supply to 12,15,000 people. The project would now cost Rs. 806 crore and the funding agency would be the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

A Rs. 572-crore combined water supply scheme for 7 town panchayats and 11 panchayat unions in Virudhunagar district, Rs. 127.50-crore scheme for 1,130 villages in various panchayat unions in Pudukottai district and Rs. 22-crore scheme for 204 rural habitations in Tiruchi district were also announced by the Deputy Chief Minister in the Assembly.


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