Countdown for piped water supply begins in Bundelkhand villages

The countdown for piped water supply has started in villages in the Bundelkhand region as the state government nears completion of the laying of the main water supply line under ‘Har Ghar Nal ‘Yojana, one of the government’s most ambitious projects which is about to change the face of the Bundelkhand which has been facing a water crisis for many decades.

From the last week of November, households in Bundelkhand will be connected to the water supply. Namami Ganges and Rural Water Supply Department will start a trial water supply in Bundelkhand villages and in all likelihood the state government will start door-to-door drinking water supply in thousands of villages in the region. from December. As part of the Jal Jeevan mission, Har Ghar Nal Yojana will be in the field six months ahead of schedule.

“The supply of piped water is about to start in the villages of the districts of Jalaun, Hamirpur, Banda, Mahoba and Lalitpur. Instructions were given to expedite the work after reviewing the preparations. in 32 projects. Under Har Ghar Nal Yojana, more than 11.95 lakh households in Bundelkhand will be supplied with pure water. Almost 70% of the works of water treatment plants in various districts of Bundelkhand, including Jhansi and Mahoba, have been completed. Now the department is preparing to start supplying water to the villages from next December. The supply of clean water will save the inhabitants of the region from disease and also eliminate the ten-year-old problem of water unavailability, ”said Principal Secretary (Namami Gange) Anurag Srivastava.

As part of the Jal Jeevan mission in Bundelkhand region, a total of 467 drinking water systems are being implemented in 32 projects at a rapid pace. Of these, 43 are surface water based systems and 424 are ground water based. Thanks to these projects, arrangements will be made for 11 95 265 functional household water connections for a total population of 72 68 705 of the 3823 income-generating villages. These projects will benefit 40 tehsils, 68 development blocks and 2,608 grams of panchayats in seven districts of the Bundelkhand region.

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