Rs 55 cr Central aid for water to Bijapur

Rs 55 cr Central aid for water to Bijapur

The Centre has decided to release Rs 55 crore to Indi and Sindagi taluks in Bijapur district to augment drinking water supply under the National Rural Water Supply Scheme.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh issued an order in this connection on Thursday after Bijapur Member of Parliament Ramesh Jigajinagi met him with a request.

The BJP MP told reporters that the scheme would help the perennially drought-hit taluks get drinking water. Two proposals were submitted to the ministry that they would help 70 villages in the two taluks.

The proposals have been approved by the State-level sanctioning committee.