Bankura State undertakes Rs 1700 cr project to supply safe drinking water to 8L people

  • | Sunday | 22nd November, 2020

Kolkata: The state Public Health Engineering (PHE) department is taking up Rs 1,700 crore project to ensure sustainable round-the-year supply of safe drinking water at a vast area of Bankura to benefit almost 8 lakh people. Saumen Mahapatra, the state PHE minister, said: "Our endeavour is to provide safe drinking water to all 2.5 crore households in the state. Already, tap water connection has been provided to 4.5 lakh households under Jal Swapna project in the past few months. Mahapatra further said that another project worth Rs 1,000 crore is going to start for tap water connection at households is going to start in Purulia. Similarly, another project worth Rs 3,000 crore is going to be inaugurated soon for Birbhum and Murshidabad.

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