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Pact signed to supply water to all villages
Rural Water Supply (RWS) Superintending Engineer G Venu said protected water will be supplied to all 11,189 villages in the district with an estimated outlay of Rs 4,372 crore under the Jaladhara scheme in two phases.
Chittoor: Rural Water Supply (RWS) Superintending Engineer G Venu said protected water will be supplied to all 11,189 villages in the district with an estimated outlay of Rs 4,372 crore under the Jaladhara scheme in two phases. Andhra Pradesh Drinking Water Supply Corporation (APDWSC) has signed the MoUs with the executing agencies.
Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, the SE stated that 2.2 tmcft of water from Gandikota reservoir would be diverted in the first phase covering 28 mandals in the district with an outlay of Rs 2,607 crore. The principal objective of the mega drinking water project is to ensure supply of 70 litres of water to each person per day by providing a tap connection, he added.
In the second phase, the rest of the 36 mandals consisting of 6,409 villagers would be covered by spending Rs 1,768 crore. The SE further said that the executive agencies are expected to complete the work within two years