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AP Drinking Water Supply Corporation to start drinking water schemes in 8 districts

AP Drinking Water Supply Corporation to start drinking water schemes in 8 districts
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The State government gave its nod to the AP Drinking Water Supply Corporation APDWSC to start water schemes in eight districts across the State under the External Aid Project EAP

Srikakulam: The State government gave its nod to the AP Drinking Water Supply Corporation (APDWSC) to start water schemes in eight districts across the State under the External Aid Project (EAP).

The aim of EAP is to provide safe water to all the households in rural areas. In this connection, the State government gave its nod to the APDWSC to start drinking water schemes in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts.

The total estimated cost of the proposed water schemes in all eight districts is Rs 6,330 crore, and out of this amount, APDWSC will get Rs 5,330 crore as loans from public sector banks (PSB) at 7.9 per cent rate of interest per annum. The State government issued a GO No.1405 last Thursday in this regard.

In the Srikakulam district, a total 1of 2 drinking water schemes were sanctioned under the EAP. An integrated water scheme sanctioned with estimated cost of Rs 510 crore to supply water to villages Itchapuram, Sompeta, Kaviti, Kanchili, Palasa, Vajrapukotturu and Mandasa mandals. Another scheme is for supply water to Ranastalam and Laveru mandals with an estimated cost of Rs 133 crore.

One scheme is for Tekkali and Santhabommali mandals with Rs 130 crore estimations and another scheme is for Ponduru and Amudalavalasa mandals with Rs 41 crore.

Single scheme with Rs 41 crore for Sarubujjili mandal. Single scheme for Meliaputti mandal with Rs 45 crore, for Srikakulam and Gara mandals Rs 15 crore scheme also sanctioned.

For Narasannapeta mandal one scheme with Rs 10 crore and for Polaki mandal another scheme sanctioned with Rs 15 crore and single scheme with Rs 21 crore for Veeragattam mandal and Rs 29 crore sanctioned for a scheme to supply water to Rajam, Santhakaviti and Regidi mandals.

“The government sanctioned the 12 schemes under EAP and APDWSC will start works with assistance of local departments,” superintendent engineer (SE) of rural water supply (RWS), T Srinivasa Rao, said while speaking to The Hans India here on Sunday.

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