Karnataka

Rs. 1,049-cr. project to supply water to 343 villages

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiling the information board having details of the multi-village drinking water project at Hole Alur in Ron taluk of Gadag district on Sunday; (right) map showing the villages to be covered under the project.— Photos: By Special Arrangement

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiling the information board having details of the multi-village drinking water project at Hole Alur in Ron taluk of Gadag district on Sunday; (right) map showing the villages to be covered under the project.— Photos: By Special Arrangement  

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An ambitious project worth Rs. 1,049.74 crore aimed at providing drinking water to all 343 villages in Gadag district was inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday. It is said to be the first of its kind initiated by a State government in the country.

Laying the foundation stone for the ambitious project at Hole Alur in Ron taluk of Gadag district, in the presence of a host of Ministers and elected representatives, Mr. Siddaramaiah assured the gathering that the project would be completed well in advance.

Elaborating on the multi-village drinking water project, for which water will be drawn from river sources, the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister and district in-charge H.K. Patil said that such a project was being launched for the first time in the country.

Terming the project of providing drinking water to the people as a work of ‘punya’, the Minister said that although a 30-month period had been given for executing the work, the contractors had assured him of completing the project by June 2017. Once completed, the project would be a model for the entire country, he said.

The project which will provide drinking water to 343 villages and Mundaragi Town, has been designed keeping in mind the population growth for the next 20 years and has been given to companies for execution under the Design, Build, Operate, Transfer (DBOT) scheme.

The Rs. 470.24 crore project for 131 villages of Ron and Naragund taluk has been entrusted to Haryana-based Tahal Consulting Engineers, while Larson and Toubro Ltd. has been entrusted with the Rs. 579.5 crore project for supply drinking water to Mundaragi town and 212 villages of Mundaragi, Gadag and Shirahatti taluks.



Project aims to provide drinking water to all villages in Gadag district, said to be first-of-its-kind in country



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