24x7 water scheme to cover 60% homes by Dec 2018: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Mar 2018 10:09:12


Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has praised uninterrupted water supply scheme of orange city in Maharashtra Legislative assembly on Tuesday.
He said 24 x 7 water supply scheme is running successfully in Nagpur. Presently, 81,801 families are receiving drinking water supply round the clock under this scheme. The civic body aims to supply uninterrupted water to about 60 per cent household by December 2018.

Fadnavis was replying to a question asked by Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar regarding 24 x 7 water supply scheme. He said, the Central and State Governments had given 50 percent and 20 percent funds for the scheme while Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had shared 30 percent funds for the project. The scheme was delayed by two years since the Central and State Governments stopped their contribution. Now, State Government has decided to provide entire fund for completion of the scheme, he announced.

The Orange City Water (OCW) has expedited the work of construction of water tanks to provide uninterrupted water to the citizens. The installation of water meter and laying of water line is over. At the time of inception of the scheme, area on city outskirts were not included in the scheme. Therefore, more than 1970 water tankers were pressed into service.
The government has prepared a project under AMRUT scheme to provide water to outskirts. The proposal of Rs 287 crore is ready for the scheme. MLAs Sudhakar Kohle and Shashikant Shinde also participated in the discussion.