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    Published On : Sun, Jan 6th, 2019

    All drinking water supply schemes will be brought under solar power: Fadnavis

    CM performs e-bhoomipujan of 111 rural water supply schemes

    Nagpur: The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said that all the drinking water schemes in the state will be brought under solar power systems. Using solar powered pumps for operating pumping stations would enhance financial sustainability of water supply projects. “In the past four years, 20,000 water supply projects have been sanctioned and work started. The half completed 8000 projects are being completed. 10,000 more schemes have also been approved for providing pure and clean drinking water to people in state,” Fadnavis said.

    The Chief Minister was speaking after performing e-bhoomipujan of 111 rural water supply schemes in Nagpur Division on Saturday at Divisional Commissionerate here. These schemes will be executed under Chief Minister’s Rural Drinking Water Programme and National Rural Drinking Water Programme. The total cost of these 111 schemes is estimated to be Rs 88 crore. These will benefit 2.54 lakh people. Of these schemes, 36 have been included in Chief Minister’s Rural Drinking Water Programme, and their cost is Rs 29.22.

    The remaining 75 schemes with estimated cost of Rs 59 crore have been included in National Rural Drinking Water Programme. The district-wise number and estimated cost of schemes is as follows: Nagpur — 44 schemes (Rs 55.29 crore), Wardha — one (Rs 1.10 crore), Bhandara – – 16 (Rs 7.25 crore), Gondia — 10 (Rs 4.91 crore), Chandrapur — 32 (Rs13.80 crore), andGadchiroli–eight schemes (Rs 5.89 crore).

    Other prominently present on the occasion include Babanrao Lonikar, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister; Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister of district; Presidents of all the Zilla Parishad Neesha Savarkar, Divisional Commissioner Sanjiv Kumar, District Collector Ashwin Mudgal and other officials.

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