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Water scheme to be launched in January

Staff Reporter

It is likely to benefit 2. 64 lakh people

TIRUNELVELI: The Vasudevanallur Combined Drinking Water Scheme, which has been almost completed on an outlay of Rs. 43.32 crore is all set to be commissioned in January 2011.

When the then Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin laid foundation stone for this project on May 30, 2007, it was said that the project would be completed within two years.

Contractor changed

However, the failure of the contractor identified for the execution of the drinking water programme within the stipulated period forced the government to award it to Mumbai-based Indian Hume Pipe Company Limited which has now completed the scheme.

The project would benefit 2.64 lakh people living in Vasudevanallur, Royagiri, Sivagiri, Alangulam town panchayats, 78 wayside habitations of Vasudevanallur and Pappakudi panchayat unions, 41 wayside habitats of Srivilliputhur municipality and Rajapalayam panchayat union in Virudhunagar district.

Extensive manner

Since the population of these areas is expected to touch 2.97 lakh and 3.35 lakh in 2021 and 2036 respectively, the project had been designed in an extensive manner.

12 filtration wells

A total of 12 filtration wells have been dug at the Tamirabarani near Mukkoodal from where water would be drawn and sent to Kasinathapuram, Kalingapatti, Sernthamangalam and Royagiri.

A total of 11 new overhead tanks have been constructed in addition to the existing 62 and pipes to the total length of 135.05 km have been laid. When the project is commissioned, every individual in village panchayats will get 40 litres of protected drinking water a day.

A consumer in town panchayat will get 70 litres.

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