Karnataka

Rs. 365-cr. proposal for drinking water supply

A Rs. 365-crore proposal to ensure round-the-clock supply of drinking water to Chitradurga has been submitted to the State government, G.H. Thippareddy, MLA, has said.

If the government gives approval, the drinking water problem would be permanently solved, he said after inaugurating a drinking water purification unit installed at the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) here on Tuesday.

It has been installed by Merchants Souhardha Cooperative Bank.

The MLA said that installing drinking water purification units across the district had become inevitable as the water sources had high fluoride content.

Water purification units

The MLA said that the purification unit installed on the APMC premises cost Rs. 6 lakh while the city municipal council spent about Rs. 18 lakh a unit.

It had been noticed that private drinking water purification units were providing 10 litres of water for just Rs. 2 a litre but the CMC was collecting Rs. 8 for 20 litres.

Action

The issue would be brought to the notice of the CMC commissioner and action would be initiated, he said.

The MLA also alleged that owing to lack of proper maintenance of pipelines, the drinking water pumped from Vani Vilas Sagar and Shanti Sagar to Chitradurga city was being wasted.



It will ensure

round-the-clock

water supply to Chitradurga,

says MLA



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