The project, which is set to be completed by March 2020 would balance the works of augmentation of Tura Phase I and Phase II Water Supply Scheme and would also initiate a major work for replacement of old leakage of water.
On completion of the project, 23.42 million litre per day (MLD) drinking water would be available for Tura town, which would take care of aeound 1.80 lakh population of the town. The project was proposed by former Union Minister and South Tura MLA Agatha K Sangma as Tura town had to face continous water scarcity.
Due to paucity of funds, such projects cannot be taken up all at once for different parts of the state but in a phased manner, projects would be taken up in other parts of the state as well. Sangma added.
He also said that under the NESIDS, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 190 crore to Meghalaya, of which Rs 60 crore has been accorded for PHE department, Rs 50 crore each for PWD and Power department and Rs 20 crore for health department.
Sangma said that the decade-old Rymbai water supply scheme in East Jaintia Hills would be taken up on a priority basis.
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