Centre will fund 35 % towards the total cost

The Central government has approved a proposal for 10 new water supply projects for Chennai city.

The proposal includes water supply schemes for Pallikarani, Chinnasekkadu, Puzhal, Surapattu, Puthagaram, Kathirvedu, Vadaperumabakkam, Theeyambakkam, Edayanchavadi, Sadayankuppam, Kadapakkam, Palavakkam, Mugalivakkam, Manali, Kotivakkam, and Perungudi.

These projects have been sanctioned at an approved cost of Rs. 27,114 lakh and the Centre will contribute 35 per cent towards the total cost.

Borewells are the primary source of water in many of these areas. Also, a majority of the existing distribution systems are very old and not sufficient to carry the required water to the population. Water connections are also not metered.

There is high water loss in the distribution network. The projects aim to improve the quality and quantity of service, water metering, reduction in leakages and energy consumption and enhancement in customer satisfaction and revenues to water supply organisations, the Ministry said in a statement issued here on Monday.

The projects have been approved at a meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of the Union Ministry of Urban Development.

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