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Water supply schemes inaugurated in Cachar

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, Nov 30 � Rihon Daimari, PHE Minister, laid foundation stones and inaugurated ten piped water supply schemes at Ainacherra, Salganga, Khaspur, Durganagar, Ravidas Para, Sonapur, Nilcherra, Borkhola, Jorailtola and the rejuvenated Jatinga Bazar in the Cachar district in the presence of Ajit Singh, Parliamentary Secretary of Finance, officials of the department and common people of the areas during his recent visit to the Barak valley.

The rejuvenated Salganga scheme, which cost Rs 16.22 lakh, would cover 2,560 people of Salgangapar and Salgangagrant with a total of 116 house connections and 41 street hydrants. The Durganagar Part V scheme executed with an outlay of Rs 55.78 lakh would benefit a population of 1,834 people with 117 domestic connections and 11 street hydrants.

A population of around 20,000 people in the rural areas and tea belts will be benefited through these schemes. Besides domestic connections, they will also have street hydrants to meet the potable water needs of commoners who cannot afford to have home supply lines.

While addressing the people, Rihon Daimari said his Government has been laying particular emphasis on providing safe drinking water to people as a part of its welfare programme. He expressed the hope that the schemes inaugurated would come as a great relief to those who have to suffer a lot in the absence of safe drinking water. He was confident that more areas would be covered by the schemes so that no village was left out. The schemes located in tea garden areas or in its vicinity will be maintained by the Government. He added that the performance of his Government would be better judged by people on the basis of the work it has been doing.

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