Two projects to be implemented at a cost of Rs.149 crore

The Water Resources Department is gearing up to launch two comprehensive drinking water projects in the district at a cost of Rs.149 crore by utilising water from the Karapuzha reservoir.

The first project, to be implemented at a cost of Rs.78 crore, is for providing drinking water to three grama panchayats, Muttil, Sulthan Bathery, and Noolpuzha, and nearly 99,520 people are expected to benefit from the project.

The second project will benefit nearly 81,702 people in the Moopainadu, Vythiri and Mepadi grama panchayats and will be implemented at a cost of Rs.71 crore.

The projects will be set up with financial assistance from NABARD.

The treatment plants for the projects, with a capacity of 16 million litre per day (MLP) and 13 billion MLP respectively, will be constructed at Nathamkuni and Karapuzha, near the reservoir.

Both the projects had been prepared to meet the drinking water needs of the beneficiary grama panchayats for the next 30 years. It also aimed at increasing water consumption per head from 40 litres to 70 litres a day, E. Muhammed, Assistant Executive Engineer, Water Resources Department said.

The department will directly implement the projects, which will be commissioned by the end of 2015.

Work on a drinking water project of the Kalpetta municipality at a cost of Rs.40 crore was under way, Mr. Muhammed added.

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