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NABARD sanctions Rs 446 cr to Punjab for drinking water projects

Chandigarh, Jul 29 (UNI) NABARD has sanctioned Rs 445.89 crore under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for five large surface based drinking water projects in Ferozpur, Fazilka, Hoshirapur and Rupnagar districts of Punjab.
Stating this here on Thursday, Dr Rajiv Siwach, Chief General Manager (CGM) NABARD Punjab Regional Office informed that these projects envisage to provide 70 litre per capita per day potable drinking water at the consumer-end through functional household tap connections covering a rural population of 10.39 lakh in 700 villages. The villages in Ferozpur and Fazilka face issues of high turbidity/TDS whereas villages in Rupnagar and Hoshiarpur face issue of seasonal water shortage.
The Punjab Government is leveraging Central Government assistance available under Jal Jeevan Mission with support under RIDF for benefits of large population in the State, he said.
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