Guwahati, March 8, 2019
Assam Minister of Public Health Engineering Rihon Daimari on March 8th, 2019 said that the people of Chandrapur and Dimoria will receive 24-hours arsenic free water supply.
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India and Government of Assam has jointly developed a project ‘Neer Nirmal Pariyojana’ to improve piped water coverage and sanitation services in rural areas.
Daimari unravelled the scheme ‘Composite WSS for Sustainability and Quality’ in Chandrapur and Dimoria Development Blocks, Kamrup (Metro) at Tatimara Village, Chandrapur.
“Through the implementation of the scheme which is aided by World Bank, the people will be able to get arsenic-free drinking water. Through the scheme, most of the people of Chandrapur and Dimoria will receive 24-hours water supply,” he said.
It needs to be mentioned that the objective of the project is to provide 24×7 metered water supply to every household under the selected Gaon Panchayats in the project districts.
In Assam, the project aims to cover about 1.16 lakh households in Batch-1 districts namely Jorhat, Hailakandi and Kamrup (M) and about 1.17 households in Batch-2 districts namely Sivasagar, Morigaon and Bongaigaon through Six Large Multi Village Schemes.