Prime Minister Narendra Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for rural drinking water supply projects in the Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh via video conference.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was also present on the occasion, said: “In 70 years, drinking water supply projects could only be regulated in 398 villages in the region. of Vindhya. Today, we are here to advance these projects in more than 3,000 villages. of the region. “
The projects will connect households to tap water in all rural households in 2,995 villages and will benefit approximately 42 lakh in the districts of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra.
Village water and sanitation committees or Paani Samiti have been set up in all these villages, which will assume responsibility for their 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.
(With ANI inputs)