Majority of Bundelkhand Villages to Get Drinking Water by December 2022

WD News: The Uttar Pradesh government has said that by 2024, seven districts of Bundelkhand would have clean drinking water at the doorstep.

“This time due to government’s push, there would be a major change and people are going to narrate the success story themselves. Their problem was big. Imagine, due to water scarcity and unavailability of pure drinking water, no one was willing to marry their daughters to youth who reside here. However, all that would be a thing of the past,” an official of the Jal Jeevan Mission said.

The target is to reach by 2024, villages in Bundelkhand, including Chitrakoot under Jal Jeevan Mission.

UP government officials, who visited these water-starved regions included Principal Secretary Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department Anurag Srivastava and MD Balkar Singh.

“We reviewed the status of drinking water availability in the villages and very soon pure tap water will reach every household. It has already reached many homes which never had experienced the joy of pure clean drinking water at their doorsteps,” the officials said.

In Chitrakoot, 135305 families have already started receiving tap connections from Silouta and Chandi Bangar water treatment plants and Rapura village group drinking water project.

The officials engaged in the target of completing the projects in Chitrakoot have so far started supplying tap water to 16335 families. The work of providing water supply to the remaining families is being done on war footing.

The villages coming in Ramnagar, Manikpur block are going to get supply of pure drinking water. Not only in Chitrakoot, 149805 tap connections have been given in 7 districts of Bundelkhand and 2 districts of Vindhya regions. The department plans to provide tap connections to more than 80 percent households by December.

Source: Hindustan Times

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