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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh launches ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission

Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, has officially launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ initiative virtually as part of Centre’s campaign to achieve the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in most rural households by March 2022.

Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (File Photo)

Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, has officially launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ initiative virtually as part of Centre’s campaign to achieve the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in most rural households by March 2022.

The Chief Minister on Monday (February 1) also launched one Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme which covers 85 villages in the Moga district. Meanwhile, supply plans for 144 new water for 172 villages, 121 Arsenic, and Iron removal plants were also announced by Amarinder Singh.

“The scheme will benefit more than 1.6 lakh residents from 155 villages in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, and Gurdaspur districts by helping replace groundwater with surface water supply for drinking, besides resolving the problem of arsenic affected habitations,” a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office said.

It also announced that the scheme will be funded by the World Bank, Jal Jeewan Mission of GoI, NABARD, and State Budget.

“The Congress government has spent an average of Rs 920 crore annually on water supply and sanitation schemes, as against a mere Rs 219 crore expended by the previous SAD-BJP Government just spent Rs 219 crore. A total of Rs. 1450 crore had been spent on rural sanitation and rural drinking water supply since taking over in March 2017,” the Chief Minister said in their official statement.

At a total cost of Rs 1,020 Crore, the Punjab CM also launched 10 new multi-village surface water supply schemes too. The scheme is also set to cover 1,018 villages in the districts like Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, and Tarn Taran.

 

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