Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for rural drinking water supply projects in the Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh by video conference.
He also interacted with members of the village water and sanitation committee during the event.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present on this occasion.
The projects will connect tap water to all rural households in 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh of the population of these districts.
Village water and sanitation committees have been set up in all of these villages, and they will be responsible for operation and maintenance.
The total estimated cost of the projects is Rs 5,555.38 crore. The projects are expected to be completed in 24 months as part of the “Jal Jeevan mission” announced by the Prime Minister on August 15 last year.
The projects aim to provide functional connections to every rural house in the country by 2024.
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