water treatment plantThe government of Andhra Pradesh has launched a water grid project to provide drinking water connection to every household in the state by 2022 for at least the next 30 years. The project will entail an investment of Rs 46,675 crore.

The project will provide drinking water to about 47,000 habitations in the state. The government will seek assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The cabinet sub-committee has already directed officials to ready a comprehensive project report availing all available resources.

The designs of the scheme will be completed soon. In all, about 46,982 habitations in rural areas and 99 urban areas will be covered under the project.

While Rs 37,475 crore will be spent on Phase-I, Rs 9,200 crore has been earmarked for Phase-II.

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