SunstarTV(bureau): – Prime Minister, Narendra Modi e-inaugurates the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh, today.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ,Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion. The projects will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts.
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh, via video-conferencing.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath also present at the ceremony. pic.twitter.com/pVIiYcVxcx
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PM also interacted with Village Water and Sanitation Committee or Paani Samiti Members during the event.
The total estimated cost of the projects is over Rs. 5,555 Crore, which is planned to be completed in 24 months.
People were seen very much enthused and feeling happy as these projects would transform the lifestyle of people in this backward area. Their hope lies on this project as they are fetching drinking water from miles away.
Drinking water has always been a big challenge in Bundelkhand and Vindhyachal region of the State. State government spokesperson told that 9 water treatment projects costing Rs 2,343 crore will be established in Mirzapur district and 14 projects costing Rs. 3,212 crore in Sonbhadra district.
More than 21 lakh 87 thousand population of 1,606 villages in Mirzapur district and 19 lakh 53 thousand population of 1,389 villages in Sonbhadra district will be benefited by these drinking water projects.
(Sources: – ANI)