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Drinking water connection to all houses before March

Drinking water connection to all houses before March

DRDA officials said that protected drinking water connection will be provided to all the houses in the rural areas of Erode district by next March. The Central and state governments'  contribution under the scheme is 45 percent each, 10 percent from the general category and 5 percent from the SC and ST classes. 

Public contributions can be in the form of material, money, or manual labour. There are 4,20,703 houses in rural area of ​​Erode district. Out of which 64412 houses already have drinking water connections. Provision of drinking water connection is due for remaining 3,56,291 houses. In 2021-22, Rs. 118 crore has been allocated to provide drinking water connection to 109566 residences in rural areas. According to this, 96,656 houses in 119 panchayats will get water connection. Apart from this, the work of providing drinking water connection to 26,083 residences in rural areas at a cost of Rs.7.22 crore is going on through the 14th and 15th financial commissionaid. 

In the current financial year 2022-23, administrative order has been given for Rs.48.35 crore to provide drinking water connection to 32,255 residences in 37 panchayats. In other projects, administrative sanction has been obtained to provide drinking water connection to 1,808 residences in 5 panchayats at a cost of Rs.2.29 crore.  These works will be completed quickly. Steps are being taken to provide drinking water connection to the remaining houses in the month of March 2023, they said.