Rajasthan to speed up water schemes
By A Business Correspondent
Faced with the problem of acute water shortage across Rajasthan, the state government has issued directives to all the district collectors to speed up water projects. The government has allocated Rs 1,477 crore for supply of potable water in the state during the current financial year. This figure is higher by Rs 234.72 crore compared to the previous year. The government has also earmarked Rs 299 crore for the expansion and restructuring of drinking water schemes in the urban and rural areas.
A provision of Rs 393 crore has been made for the accelerated rural drinking water scheme under Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission. Of this Rs 50 crore has been proposed to be incurred on Churu-Bisau Project, Rs 70 crore on rural schemes under Desert Area Development Programme and Rs 273 on other rural schemes.