Multi-village schemes emphasised

Chief minister Jagadish Shettar said the state government was emphasising on multi-village schemes in order to resolve drinking water woes.

He was speaking at the inauguration of project for supplying drinking water to Yelwala and 52 villages in Hunsur and Mysore taluks on Wednesday. He said a project for providing water to 33 villages in Jayapura hobli at a cost of Rs 26 crore would also be presented before the cabinet.

The drinking water project inaugurated would provide water to grama panchayats including Yelwala, Halebeedu, Manuganahalli, Bilikere and Ananduru.

The administrative approval for the project was given by the state government in 2006 at a cost of Rs 14.50 crore.

The technical approval was provided in November 2006. The project envisages providing water supply to expected population of 94,588 by 2031. Under the project, which has a tank constructed with nine lakh litres storage capacity each person would receive a minimum of 55 litre drinking water. District in-charge minister S A Ramdas, Karnataka Housing Board chairman G T Devegowda, MLA H P Manjunath and others were present.

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