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Rs. 8 crore drinking water plan

By Our Staff Reporter

PONDICHERRY, SEPT. 15. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, has said the Government had drawn up an ambitious Rs. 8 crore plan to provide quality drinking water for all.

He said that overhead tanks were being constructed to meet the requirement of the residents in the vicinity of the tanks.

He was declaring open a Rs 77-lakh overhead tank at Thiagu Mudaliar residential colony to meet the drinking water requirements of Mudaliarpet constituency near here today.

Complaints

There were complaints from certain quarters in Oussudu block near Pondicherry that the drinking water supplied to the residents was not good.

A sum of Rs 10 lakhs had been set aside to treat the water available from an overhead tank in the village.

Infrastructure facilities such as construction of bed dams (to store water in river beds), child and maternal care hospitals, a bridge across Pathukannu and also another bridge across Arasalar in Karaikal and a court complex would be completed soon.

The Public Works Department, which had been concentrating on provision of quality water for the residents had earmarked Rs 150 crores in the this year's budget for developing infrastructure.

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