The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has approved a Rs.127.04-crore project to tackle the drinking water problem in Mahendragarh district of Haryana, an official spokesman said here on Thursday.

He disclosed that with the implementation of this project, 64 water-starved villages and 34 dhanies (clusters) would be provided water supply at the rate of 60 litres per capita per day.

He said drinking water supply facilities had been improved in 4,925 villages during the past six years. Free water connections had been given to 779,148 Scheduled Caste households in rural areas and 138,793 in urban under the Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Supply Scheme.