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Updated: April 6, 2010 00:49 IST

Second Cauvery water scheme to be implemented

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M.K. Stalin. Photo: K. Ananthan
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M.K. Stalin. Photo: K. Ananthan

The second Cauvery Combined Drinking Water Scheme will be implemented at a cost of Rs.47.74 crore and will benefit Kankeyam town panchayat (now elevated as municipality), Vellakoil Municipality and 174 rural habitations, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Monday.

Responding to Congress member Vidiyal S. Sekar, Mr. Stalin said tenders had been called. “The project will be completed in 18 months.”

He said each resident of Vellakoil Municipality area would get 135 litres of water per day. The figure would be 70 litres per head in Kankeyam and 40 litres in rural areas.

Mr. Sekar wanted the government to take steps to supply 135 litres of water per head in Kankeyam.

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