Gandhinagar, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel today sanctioned various water supply schemes of Rs. 40.44 crore in 5 municipalities of the state under Swarnim Jayanti Mukhyamantri Shaheri Vikas Yojana to ease availability of drinking water to the citizens living in the towns of the state.
Mr. Patel has allotted Rs. 7.58 crore to Patdi Municipality of Surendranagar District, Rs. 8.37 crore to Dhrol Municipality of Jamnagar and Rs. 11.58 crore to Botad for this purpose. Not only that, Rs. 2.18 crore has been allotted to Chhotaudepur municipality and Rs. 10.56 crore has been allotted to Santrampur municipality.
State Urban Development Department had made these proposals keeping in view the estimates of water needs of the population in these municipalities in 2051-52 which has been approved by the Chief Minister.
The existing 250 mm Dia pipeline in Dhrol municipality which has been in existence for more than 30 years will be replaced at a cost of Rs. 8.37 crore. He has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 11.58 crore for drinking water network in developed areas in 3 new zones in Botad Municipality.
The Chief Minister has given in-principle approval to allot Rs 2.18 crore and Rs 10.56 crore respectively to provide adequate pressure water to all areas on daily basis in tribal area of Chhotaudepur as well as to plan for replacement of machinery at all pumping stations in Santrampur.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat