A litre of pure drinking water at just Rs 10 paise

 In order to supply pure drinking water to people in villages, the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department has planned 118 drinking water units in Chamarajanagar using German technology. The government has sanctioned the project under Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Each unit is estimated to cost Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. According to officials, a majority of villages in the district have not enough drinking water as many borewells have dried. “Though water in the district is free from fluoride, our aim is to supply clean and pure drinking water to villagers at 10 just paise per litre,” said Devaraju, an  executive engineer in the Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Division.

The authorities plan to establish the units in villages, facing water scarcity. A total of 44 units will be set up in Chamarajanagar taluk, 41 in Kollegal, 23 in Gundlupet and 10 in Yalandur. The units will draw water from the available borewells. Contractors have already visited the district and the units will be ready in four months,
Devaraju said.

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