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CM launches work on scheme to augment Bangalore water supply

Last Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 22:06

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa today launched works on the second stage of the
Cauvery drinking water supply scheme-IV being implemented to
augument water supply to the city.

The Rs 3,314 crore project taken up with Japan Bank for
Industrial Cooperation loan assistance would supply additional
500 million litres of water to the city by 2012, he said.

Though the project was conceived in 2005, the then
government did not take initiate due to "lack of political
will", he said.

He said the government would soon take a decision on
regularisation of unauthorised constructions on revenue and
government land to help poor who have built houses and the
measure would bring in at least Rs 10,000 crore revenue to the
state exchequer.

Minister for Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board
and Information, Katta Subramanya Naidu said by 2050 the
city`s drink requirement for drinking water would be in the
order of 2000 million litres daily and currently 950 million
litres was being supplied as against the demand of 1,225 MLD.


First Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 22:06

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