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Solution to Shimla water crisis soon: CM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the State government would soon come out with a permanent solution to deal with Shimla’s water crisis and that a long-term project has been formulated.

The Chief Minister said a proposal was submitted to the Prime Minister, who immediately sent a Central Water Commission team to the hill State. “I also requested the Minister of State (independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, to sanction ₹200 crore for the water project in Shimla,” he said.

The CM said the government would spend ₹80 crore to bring at least 10 million litres per day (MLD) of extra drinking water from Chabba, a water source, within a short period.

He said a water harvesting project for Shimla town amounting to ₹ 4,700 crore has also been sent for the Centre's approval. He said the State government would also explore the possibility of expediting work on lifting water to Shimla from the Kol dam.

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