Maharashtra govt approves drinking water projects worth INR 7,000 cr
Under the National Rural Drinking Water Scheme, the government has approved a proposal of Rs 7,952 crore for completing 6,624 water projects in 10,583 villages, he said.
The jumbo proposal is aimed at the completion of works in Konkan, Nashik, Aurangabad, Amravati, Nagpur and Pune divisions. Nearly 6,500 projects have already been completed in the last four years by spending Rs 5,500 crore, Lonikar said. During the last four years, the main emphasis was to complete the pending projects, he said.
The water supply department ensured that funds were properly utilised and action was taken against district bodies misusing the money, he added.
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