27 surface water based schemes implemented in Madhya Pradesh
The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) is implementing 27 surface water based schemes for providing tap connections of drinking water to rural families in Madhya Pradesh.
A provision of Rs 761.12 crore has been made in the Budget for implementing these schemes in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior districts. The schemes will benefit 614 villages. The sanctioned drinking water supply schemes are being monitored by Madhya Pradesh Water Corporation, an official release said.
In Bhopal circle, two schemes costing Rs 287 cr have been sanctioned, which will make drinking water available through taps in the houses at 242 villages. As many as 117 villages will get benefit of eight schemes costing Rs 91.37 cr in Indore circle.
In Jabalpur circle, 11 schemes costing Rs 254.35 cr are being implemented benefiting 181 villages while six surface water schemes have been sanctioned in Gwalior district. As many as 74 villages in Gwalior circle will get benefit of Rs 128.10 cr 10 scheme of Water Corporation.
The PHED has constituted Madhya Pradesh Water Corporation in June this year. The corporation is also paying special attention on sewage system under the sanctioned schemes.