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Maharashtra to take drinking water scheme to remote villages in drought-hit areas

CM Devendra Fadnavis said the government has decided to mobilise and gather all resources across departments and ensure that the drought-hit villages get drinking water under the scheme for the next four years.

maharashtra drought, drought hit maharashtra, fadnavis govt, farmers, counselling farmers, maharashtra farmers, mumbai news The total fund allocated for the scheme is Rs 2,500 crore and the money will be used for drinking water projects in rural Maharashtra between 2016 and 2020.

The Maharashtra state government has decided to integrate its Mukhyamantri Grameen Peyjal Yojna in all the villages across Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha that are reeling under severe drought conditions and water scarcity. CM Devendra Fadnavis said the government has decided to mobilise and gather all resources across departments and ensure that the drought-hit villages get drinking water under the scheme for the next four years.

The total fund allocated for the scheme is Rs 2,500 crore and the money will be used for drinking water projects in rural Maharashtra between 2016 and 2020, he said. “Apart from the immediate relief measures and long-term Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan, we have specially evolved the Mukhyamatri Peyjal Yogna, that would focus only on supplying drinking water to remote villages,” Fadnavis said.

The scheme mainly comprises the revival of old regional water supply schemes and will concentrate mostly on areas that are not included in the National Rural Drinking Water Supply Programme. Reports from across the state indicate that out of the total 40,000 villages, drinking water remains to be a problem in at least 1,200 village. The purpose of this scheme is to reach out to villages where water supply is erratic even in monsoons, the CM said.

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First published on: 24-04-2016 at 01:48:40 am
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