SHILLONG, July 8 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has announced a new water supply scheme that will benefit nearly two lakh residents of Tura in West Garo Hills district.
The estimated Rs 35 crore project is being funded by North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), under Ministry of DoNER.
The project, which is set to be completed by March 2020, would balance the works of augmentation of Tura Phase I and Phase II Water Supply Scheme.
The announcement was made in presence of PHE Minister Samlin Malgniang last evening at Circuit House Tura.
On completion of the project, 23.42 million litre per day (MLD) drinking water would be available for Tura town, which would take care of around 1.80 lakh population of the town. The project was proposed by former Union Minister and South Tura MLA Agatha K Sangma as Tura town had to face continuous water scarcity.
He also said that under NESIDS, Centre has sanctioned Rs 190 crore to Meghalaya, of which Rs 60 crore has been accorded for PHE department, Rs 50 crore each for PWD and Power department and Rs 20 crore for Health department.
Sangma said that the decade-old Rymbai water supply scheme in East Jaintia Hills would be taken up on a priority basis. � PTI