One crore 47 lakh population to get piped drinking water in state now

70 litre per head per day water to be supplied

Bhopal, June 13, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  In the state, 47 surface water-based group piped drinking water schemes have been sanctioned. Through these group piped drinking water schemes, every family will be supplied through taps 70 litres water per day. About 1.47 crore rural population will benefit from these schemes. Construction firm will operate and maintain the projects for 20 years. Responsibility of filing water tanks in villages everyday will also lie with the firm. Concerning village drinking water sub-committee will operate distribution of water inside village and recover charges. Beneficiary districts include Mandsaur, Ratlam, Neemuch, Bhopal, Vidisha, Rajgarh, Dhar, Satna, Panna, Damoh, Chhatarpur, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Rewa, Shivpuri, Datia, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Agar, Dindori, Mandla, Katni and Umaria.

It is noteworthy that these piped water schemes were sanctioned at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan.  New surface water-based group drinking water schemes include Gandhi Sagar Group Water Supply Scheme 1 and 2 which will benefit 1735 villages in Ratlam, Mandsaur and Neemuch, Mahi piped water scheme 566 villages in Dhar and Ratlam districts, Sanjay Sagar (Nehriai) scheme 151 villages in Bhopal and Vidisha district and Sagad (Hinautia-Mali) piped water scheme will benefit 105 villages in Vidisha. Kundalia piped water scheme in Rajgarh district will benefit 535 villages, Mohanpura 400, Pahadgarh scheme 120 and Gorakhpura piped water scheme will benefit 159 villages.

Similarly, Satna-Bansagar (Bhadanpur Parasmania) piped water scheme will benefit 1019 villages in Satna district, Kandela scheme 109 villages of Rewa, Matateela-Basai 263 villages in Shivpuri and Datia districts and Agar-Malwa group piped water scheme will benefit 480 villages in Agar-Malwa district.  Payli surface water-based group drinking water scheme will benefit 638 villages in Jabalpur, Narsinghpur and Seoni districts, Bandola scheme 206 villages, Siddhaghat-Sakri Morcha 96 villages and Sangam Ghat scheme will benefit 86 villages. Kundam-1 group piped water scheme will benefit 862 villages in Jabalpur, Dindori and Mandla districts, Karanpura-1 scheme 84 villages in Katni and Umaria and Indwar-1 scheme will supply drinking water to 118 villages in Umaria district.