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CM lays stone of four water supply schemes worth Rs 385 crore for tribal areas in southern Gujarat

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today laid foundation stone of four water supply schemes worth Rs 385 crore to supply potable water to 198 villages and four towns in Valiya, Jhagadia and Jetrang talukas in Bharuch district, defying global pandemic novel coronavirus. These areas are set to become Nandan Van.

    Speaking at a function at Sitaram Trust Nursing College at Valiya in Bharuch district, he said the state slipped into the spectre of Corona virus immediately after passing the State Budget in last March, but resolved to go ahead with timely completion of development works, economic activity for health, education and water worth Rs 20,000 crore, rising up to Prime Minister’s call for “Jaan He To Jahan He”.

    These projects will connect Netrang Valia, Madhyabara, Jhadeshwar and Rundh Rajpardi.

    He said that water supply schemes for villages worth Rs 2,500 crores were started during last five days. His government has made frequent droughts in the state a matter of history with the help of Sujalam Sufalam Yojna, Narmada, Ukai and Kadana based schemes for Kutch, northern and southern Gujarat.

    Mr Rupani said that word like No Source about villages with no source of water is being deleted with implementation of Jal Se Nal Tak and other

    schemes. The scheme has brought tap water to 3.25 lakh out of total 3.61 lakh households in the district. The size is 11 group supply schemes with 357 km bulk and 692 km distribution pipeline, 11 water treatment plants of 174 MLD, 18 underground tanks.

    The Chief Minister also e-dedicated Bharuch fire station and night shelter home at Valiya.

    Water Supply and Veterinary Minister Kunwarji Bavaliya and Member of Parliament Mansukhbhai Vasava also spoke on the occasion, complimenting the State Government for its projects in the district. A short documentary was screened on the occasion.

    Those present at the function included Minister of State for Cooperation and Sports Ishwarsinh Patel, MLAs Arunsinh Rana and Dushyantbhai Patel, incharge Collector Arvind Vijayan, ex-MP Bharatsinh Parmar, leaders Marutisinh Atodaria and Ghanshyam Patel, Water Supply Secretary Dhananjay Dwivedi, Water Supply Board Member Secretary Mayurbhai Mehta and others.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat