PM Modi to launch Rs 5,555-crore water projects for Sonbhadra, Mirzapur | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Large parts of water deficit areas of Sonbhadra and Mirzapur will finally be connected to piped water networks. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually lay the foundation stone for 23 rural piped drinking water schemes for Sonbhadra and Mirzapur. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will participate in the event from Sonbhadra.
Of the schemes which the PM will launch under the Jal Jivan Mission, nine are dedicated to Mirzapur and 14 to Sonbhadra.
To ensure water supply to the water starved areas of the Vindhya region, a programme has been started to connect 2,995 villages with a population of over 41 lakh to piped water networks.
In Sonbhadra, 14 new schemes will ensure water supply to 1,389 revenue villages with a population of over 19.5 lakh. These schemes will be implemented for Rs 3,212 crore.
Similarly, the nine schemes for Mirzapur district will serve 1,606 villages with a population of over 21 lakh. The total cost of these projects is Rs 2,343 crore.
The CM has set a deadline of 2022 for the completion of all four phases of the ‘Har Ghar Nal’ scheme under the Jal Jivan Mission. The four phases of the piped water scheme are being implemented first in Bundelkhand, followed by Vindhya, then areas affected by Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, and then those along the Ganga which are affected by arsenic and fluoride.
Work is already going on under the first phase in the districts of Jhansi, Lalitpur and Mahoba in Bundelkhand.
The PM had set a deadline of 2024 for the implementation of the ‘Har Ghar Nal’ scheme across the country but efforts are being made to complete it by 2022. The Centre, through Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, has assured the state that it will not face any shortage of funds for this project.

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