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TN allots Rs 717.32 cr for 3 integrated drinking water projects

PTI Chennai | Updated on October 19, 2013 Published on October 19, 2013

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa, has allocated Rs 717.32 crore for implementing integrated drinking water projects in Tirupur, Erode, Thanjavur and Coimbatore districts, to benefit over 10 lakh people.

An integrated drinking water project at a cost of Rs 495.70 crore would be implemented with Kollidam river as the source for Thanjavur district, a State Government press release said today.

A maintenance fund of Rs 9.19 crore has also been allotted towards this scheme.

Another project with Bhavani river as a source would be implemented in Coimbatore district at a cost of Rs 130.46 crore with an additional maintenance fund of Rs 3.91 crore, it said.

For Tirupur district, water would be sourced from the Cauvery river at a cost of Rs 91.16 crore, it said. A maintenance fund of Rs 3.52 crore has also been allotted, it added.

Published on October 19, 2013
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