The water supply in the villages will start in the next two years.
The state government is rolling out the 'Har Ghar Nal Yojana' to help over 41 lakhs villagers of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts, struggling for safe drinking water for years. The foundation stone of the scheme has been virtually laid down by the Prime Minister on Saturday, in the presence of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Talking about the scheme
Under the scheme, the state government will start the supply of drinking water through pipes, in 1606 villages of the Mirzapur region. The scheme will also directly benefit 21,87,980 villagers of Mirzapur with 1389 villages of Sonbhadra connected to the 'Yojana'. Around 19,53,458 families of these villages can avail advantages from this much-needed scheme.
The state government is willing to spend Rs 3212.18 crores in Sonbhadra with an idea to purify and supply water from the lakes, for the purpose of drinking. The cost of the scheme for Mirzapur will be around Rs 2343.20 crores and the water collected from the dam will be further purified and then supplied by making it potable.
According to the officials, the estimated cost for the implementation of this scheme in two districts is approximately Rs 5555.38 crores, benefiting 41,41,438 families in both districts. The water supply in the villages will start in the next two years.
~With inputs from IANS