Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of rural drinking water supply projects in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Vindhyachal region in Uttar Pradesh via video conference. The total estimated cost of the projects is around Rs 5,555.38 Crore.
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About the project:
- The projects will provide household tap water connections in all rural households of 2,995 villages and will benefit about 42 lakh population of these districts.
- Village Water and Sanitation Committees/ Paani Samiti have been constituted in all these villages, who will shoulder the responsibility of operation and maintenance.
- The projects are planned to be completed in 24 months.
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- Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Aditya Nath; Governor: Anandiben Patel.