Proposal for integrated water supply scheme sent

Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: The district administration has sent a project proposal to a tune of Rs. 75 crore for the implementation of integrated water supply scheme to Kanyakumari, said the Tourism Minister, N. Suresh Rajan.

According to the Minister, there were 99 village panchayats, 56 town panchayats and four municipalities including Nagercoil, Padmanabhapuram, Colachel and Kuzuthurai in the district.

Potable water for the residents was being distributed by implementing various water supply schemes by making use of water from Mukkadal dam, Tamirabarani river at Kuzuthurai, Valliyaru, Pazhayaru.

Various projects

On par with the increasing population in the district, the Government was exploring ways and means for the implementation of various drinking water projects.

The integrated drinking water project to provide potable water to the people in the coastal areas of the district had already been completed and supply would be commenced at the earliest.

Moreover it had also been decided to provide adequate potable water to the residents of Azagiyapandipuram village panchayat, 8 town panchayats and 249 way-side habitations within Kanyakumari Assembly segment.

The source of water for this scheme was from Thirparappu falls.

Water would be drawn from the falls by laying giant pipes upto Kanyakumari covering a 58-km stretch.

Filter house

A filter house would be constructed at Arumanallur near Boothapandi.

With the implementation of this project 30 litres of water would be given to each resident in Kanyakumari Assembly segment, said Mr. Suresh Rajan.