CM assures to provide drinking water to 20,000 villages

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2019 09:12:17


Staff Reporter,

“The priority given by Maharashtra Government to Mukhyamantri Rural Drinking Water Program (MRDWP) and National Rural Drinking Water Programme resulted in completion of 10,000 new and 8,000 pending ones in four years. The end result was-- 20,000 villages got drinking water supply,” informed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He was speaking after the e-bhoomipujan of 111 water supply programmes on Saturday at Divisional Commissioner office. The estimated cost of the programmes is Rs 88.26 crore. Now non-payment of electric bill would not stop the water supply for which we will run all the water supply programmes through solar energy, assured Fadnavis.

Maharashtra Water Supply Minister Babanrao Lonikar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Nagpur Zilla Parishad President Nisha Sawarkar, Additional Chief Secretary of Water Supply Department Shyamlal Goyal, MLA Sameer Meghe, Divisional Commissioner Dr Sanjeev Kumar, District Collector Ashwin Mudgal, Chief Executive Officer of Nagpur Zilla Parishad Sanjay Yadav were present.

Informing the officials about the reach of internet service in 30,000 villages through Mahanet, Fadnavis said, “It will enable Gram Panchayats to connect to Mantralaya directly. This will also help in improving services being provided at schools and health centres.”

During the e-bhoomipujan, Fadnavis interacted with Rekhatai Deogade, Sarpanch of Jamtha, that received a prize of Rs 10 lakh to be given to Smart Gram. Fadnavis had a talk with Rekha Shendre of Kelzar, Wardha; Shalu Madavi, Sarpanch of Kandri of Bhandara district. Fadnavis congratulated Kandri as the village received ISO standardisation.

Chief Minister has also made it clear that the villages receiving flouride mixed contaminate water would be supplied water through Reverse Osmosis (RO) machine.
Shyamlal Goyal gave introductory speech. Renuka Deshkar compered the programme while Dr Sanjeev Kumar proposed a vote of thanks.