JnNURM project to supply water to 30 villages

Promises of water supply for water sparse villages in Mysore taluk is expected to be a reality soon as the Zilla Panchayat is ready with a water supply scheme to be implemented under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).

According to the scheme, 30 villages in Mysore and Nanjangud taluk will be provided with Kabini water, in a project estimated to come up at a cost of Rs 31.14 crore.

The scheme sanctioned under JnNURM will be implemented by Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board (KUWSDB) and has already been approved. Works for the project is expected to begin soon after the end of Dasara.

The project is connected to the Kabini water supply scheme to Mysore city, and will include thirty villages in the taluks, through which the water supply project passes through.

Zilla Panchayat CEO, P A Gopal said that district administration has linked up JnNURM projects for water supply to these villages. A tank will be constructed near the JnNURM tank at Taloor cross, which supplies Kabini water to the city. Water will then be supplied to overhead tanks present in several villages and then to individuals households, which will benefit from the project.

More than 12,000 houses in 30 water sparse villages of the Mysore and Nanjangud taluks will benefit from the scheme, he said.

“This is the first multi-village water project for a region affected by sparse rainfall. Many villages of Jayapura hobli, which will benefit from the scheme are dry lands. Underground water levels too are very low in the region,” he said. The condition of these villages were further deteriorated due to drought in the last two years.
KUWSDB have been entrusted with the responsibility of operation and management of the project for a period of five years.

Three villages in Nanjangud taluk and 27 villages from Mysore taluk will benefit from the scheme.

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