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CM gives in-principle approval for schemes for drinking water in Wadhwan-Vallabhipur-Lunawada

    Gandhinagar, Tuesday:  Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel today gave in-principle approval for works worth Rs. 34.95 crore for various drinking water schemes as Diwali gifts for the citizens of three towns of the state – Wadhwan, Vallabhipur and Lunawada.

    Mr. Patel has given in-principle approval to Wadhwan Municipality of Surendranagar district for works worth Rs 24.99 crore for water pipeline from Dholi Dhaja Dam under Swarnim Jayanti Mukhyamantri Shaheri Vikas Yojana. Accordingly, it is planned to operate a 400 m diameter 8650 m pipeline from Dholidhja Dam to Hawa Mahal Water Works in Wadhwan town and replace a 30 years old existing pressure pipeline.

    Estimating the population of Wadhwan town in the year 2051, the municipality has proposed to get 24 MLD of water from Dholidhja dam as per the future requirement.

    Mr. Patel has also given in-principle approval for works of Vallabhipur Municipality Water Supply Scheme of worth Rs. 1.34 crore under Swarnim Jayanti Mukhyamantri Shaheri Vikas Yojana. Accordingly, this amount has been allotted for the purpose of constructing a new pipeline in the existing 31.62 km distribution network and an overhead tank of 3.65 lakh liters in Vallabhipur Municipality.

    Along with these two schemes, the Chief Minister has also given in-principle approval to Lunawada Municipality of Mahisagar district for water supply works worth Rs 8.62 crore under ‘Nal Se Jal’ scheme. The main source of water for Lunawada town is Panam river and 4 MLD of water is supplied. The municipality has planned to build a new underground sump in place of the existing underground sump.

    For this purpose, CM has given in-principle approval under Swarnim Jayanti Mukhyamantri Shaheri Vikas Yojana to the proposal of Rs. 8.62 crore to provide daily water to Lunawada Municipality under ‘Nal Se Jal’ scheme.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat