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Collector tells officials at district planning committee meeting

Tirunelveli Collector C. Samayamoorthy addressing district planning committee meeting on Thursday.Photo: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN
Tirunelveli Collector C. Samayamoorthy addressing district planning committee meeting on Thursday.Photo: A. SHAIKMOHIDEEN

Collector C. Samayamoorthy has urged the TWAD Board officials to accord the highest priority for executing and commissioning the rural drinking water projects as early as possible as adequate and regular supply of drinking water to villages should be ensured at any cost.

Addressing the district planning committee meeting held here on Thursday, local body heads complained that the TWAD Board had not taken any initiative to ensure adequate drinking water supply. When the officials blamed it on power cuts, Mr. Samayamoorthy said the officials should find an alternative system for supplying drinking water.

When the officials said that two drinking water schemes – one for 163 villages under Keezhapaavoor, Paappakudi and Kadayam panchayat unions on an outlay of Rs. 41 crore and another for Sankarankovil, Alangulam and Melaneelithanallur union at a cost of Rs. 31.80 crore – were to be executed, the Collector said the water schemes should be accorded the highest priority.

“Since we’ve to ensure regular and adequate drinking water supply to every village, the officials should start, execute and commission these schemes on an early note by weeding out all hurdles,” he added.

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