Villagers support needed to make water project successful: Min

23/11/2011 05:57


AMRAVATI: "State government is making all out efforts to provide safe and pure drinking water in every village but the villagers should also take initiative for the same. Without the villagers help the scheme will not be successful," said state water supply and sanitation ministerLakshmanrao Dhoble on Monday.

Dhoble said these words while inaugurating the water supply scheme in Warud taluka. The scheme will benefit 24,510 people in 10 villages.

Dhoble said, "State has earmarked Rs 1,200 crore for the scheme in rural areas. The needy villages will have to send a proposal to state government through the gram sabha."

He appealed to the villagers to pay their house tax and water tax regularly for the overall progress of the village.

Addressing the programme MLA Dr Anil Bonde said, "Along with regional water supply scheme, the rural water supply scheme should also be retained in the region."

Former minister Harshwardhan Deshmukh, Amravati zilla parishad CEO Anand Jagtap and other officials were present in the programme.