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Es 35 crore water supply scheme for Tura town

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Chief Conrad K has announced a new water supply scheme that will benefit nearly two lakh residents of in West district.

The estimated Rs 35 crore project is being funded by North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), under the Ministry of DoNER,

The project, which is set to be completed by March 2020 would balance the works of augmentation of Phase I and Phase II Water Supply Scheme and would also initiate a major work for replacement of old leakage of water.

The announcement was made in presence of PHE last evening at the Circuit House

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 and South Tura MLA Agatha K as Tura town had to face continous water scarcity.

The project was taken up the PHE department as there was an urgent need to ensure water availability in Tura town, said

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 would be taken up on a priority basis.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 17:25 IST