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Drinking water project to become functional by May: Minister

Minister for Dairy Development, K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji, inspecting the trial run of the combined drinking water project at Naranapuram near Sivakasi on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: ma06Inspection-VNR

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The combined drinking water scheme to supply water to 755 rural habitations in Virudhunagar district under execution at a cost of ₹234 crore is all set to become functional by May 2016.

After inspecting the trial run of pumping of water at Naranapuram near here on Tuesday, Minister for Dairy Development, K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji, said that out of the 156 ground level water tanks, electricity connections have been provided to 42 ground level tanks.

“The rest of the tanks would get electricity connections by May and water supply to the 755 habitations in Virudhungar, Sattur, Sivakasi and Vembakottai unions will get 210 lakh litres of water every day,” the Minister said.

The project that was sanctioned in 2010 was designed to cater to a maximum population of 6.51 lakh by the year 2042.

Water from Thamirabarani will be drawn at Sivalaperi in Tirunelveli district and would be pumped using two motorpumps of 100 HP each.

The water would be further pumped from the pumping stations at Rajapudhukudi and Savalaperi in Thoothukudi district.

Water would be routed through the Uppathur junction pumping station to the main groundlevel water tanks at Naduvapatti and Pavali junction.

Water would be further pumped to 159 sumps at various panchayats and then distributed through the existing overhead tanks.

Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board Superintending Engineer, Rajasekar, Executive Engineer, Viswalingam, Revenue Divisional Officer (Sivakasi), Dhinkaran, and Assistant Engineer (TWAD), Tamilselvan, were present.

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