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Surface water-based schemes sanctioned

Bhopal: The State cabinet here on Wednesday sanctioned estimated cost of Rs 14,827 crore for 37 new surface water-based group drinking water schemes. Similarly, sanction of Rs 3734.87 crore was granted for 10 revised group drinking water schemes. New surface water-based group drinking water schemes include Gandhi Sagar Group Water Supply Scheme 1 and 2, Mahi, Agar-Malwa, Sanjay Sagar (Nehriai), Sagad (Hinautia Mali), Samnapur-Satdhara (Deori), Kesli, Shahgarh Banda-1 ( Beela dam), Shahgarh Banda-2 (Dhasan), Madia (Rahatgarh-Jaicee Nagar), Rehali, Garhakota, Byarma (Jabera-Tendukhera), Byarma (Damoh- Patera), Bebas-Sunar-1 (Pancham Nagar), Bebas-Sunar-2 (Pagara dam), Bijawar, Bansujara (Bada Malehra), Bakswaha, Kutne (Rajnagar), Pawai Byarma, Bansujara (Tikamgarh and Baldevgarh), Nivari-Prithvipur-1 (Pareechha dam), Nivari-Prithvipur-2 (Nandwar ), Matateela (Basai), Kundalia, Mohanpura, Pahadgarh, Gorakhpura, Payli, Satna-Bansagar (Bhadanpur Parasmania), Kandela, Bandol, Siddhaghat-Sakri Morcha, Sangamghat and Malthon group water supply scheme.

Revised group drinking water schemes are Pawai dam (Shahnagr), Singhaura 2, Majhgai (Bariyarpur), Sanaudha-2, Chakarpur dam (Bina and Khurai, Khimlasa), Lavkush Nagar (Ken / Gaurihar), Parela-Garauli (Dhasan), Kundam-1 Raghavpur dam (Kundam/Mehadwani), Karanpura-1 and Indwar-1.

Through these group piped drinking water schemes, every family will be supplied through taps 70 litres water per day. About 1.47 crore population in 13,316 villages will benefit from these schemes. Construction firm will operate and maintain the projects for 20 years. Responsibility of filing water tanks in villages everyday will also lie with the firm. Concerning village drinking water sub-committee will operate distribution of water inside village and recover charges.

The cabinet decided to extend additional benefits under packages for land acquisition for Mohanpura project and all under construction projects of Water Resources Department (Except Pench project).

The cabinet endorsed decision to determine Ministers’ annual discretionary fund at Rs 50 lakh and Ministers of States Rs 35 lakh. The cabinet allowed filling of 6 out of 12 vacancies of 25 per cent promotion posts in Sports and Youth Welfare Department through direct recruitment only once.