Bids have been floated for the Rs.1,295-crore combined drinking water supply scheme of the Vellore Corporation, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin told the Assembly on Monday.
The project would cover six town panchayats, proposed to be included in the limits of the Vellore Corporation, and 109 rural habitations. Besides, 11 municipalities, five town panchayats and 944 rural habitations would benefit. Administrative sanction was given on December 31. The same day, the bids were floated. They would be opened on February 3.
The project, divided into three packages, would draw water from the Cauvery downstream the Mettur dam and benefit a population of 18.68 lakh. On completion, people in the limits of the Municipal Corporation would receive 135 litres of water per capita per day (LPCD), those in town panchayats 70 LPCD and those in village panchayats 40 LPCD.
Mr. Stalin was answering a question of C. Gnanasekaran (Congress) during Question Hour.