March 8, 2011

Chandigarh, Mar 5 (PTI) Proposal for a project worth over Rs 100 crore to provide canal-based water supply in Rewari district of Haryana will soon be submitted to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), state Public Health Engineering Minister Kiran Choudhry said today.
"We have proposed a project entailing outlay of Rs 100.47 crore to start nine canal-based water supply schemes in Rewari district with the assistance of NABARD," she told reporters here today.
Stating that there was an acute shortage of drinking water in Rewari district, she said the project would cover 42 villages in the district to ensure sustainable source of potable water to the people.
Under this project, NABARD will provide financial assistance of Rs 85.40 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund while the rest will be contributed by the state.
Besides, the state would also seek funds from the Centre to construct check dams in Aravali foot hills in the wake of the declining water table in Mohindergarh district.
The minister said field officers of the Public Health Engineering Department have been directed to assess stress on the ground water table and frame schemes for sustainability of ground water based drinking water schemes by way of construction of check dams and recharge wells.
She said she was in touch with the Rural Development ministry and Central Water Resources ministry to seek funds in this regard.
The minister also announced that the government has decided to invite tenders worth over Rs 5 lakh through the e-tendering process.


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