Benglauru: The government, which claims to have reduced Unaccounted for Water (UFW) from 49 percent to 44 percent, aims to reduce it to 40 percent by next March.
Water for parched throats in 110 villages will be ensured over the next two years with a project cost of Rs 1,886 crore.
Under AMRUT scheme, sewage treatment capacity will be increased from 721 million litres to 1,576 million litres at a cost of Rs 1,209 crore.
10,000 litres of water every month will be supplied free of cost to the residents of slums living in 30x20 sites.
4 STPs to be built at Rs 1,209 crore
“Under the Mega City project, construction of four sewage treatment plants of 440 million litre capacity at a cost of Rs 1,209 crore will be taken up. Under AMRUT scheme, the construction of five sewage treatment plants of 75 million litre capacity will be started at a cost of Rs 129 crore,” he said.
He hoped that the project will be completed by 2020 and increase the sewage treatment capacity from the existing 721 million litres to 1,576 million litres. Water from the project will be used to rejuvenate the Thippagondanahalli reservoir.
775 MLD water from Cauvery 5th Stage
"The government has approved Cauvery 5th Stage and underground drainage project for 110 villages at a cost of Rs 5,052 crore with assistance from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)," CM Siddaramaiah said, and added that the project will be started in the current year. With this project, 775 million litre of drinking water will be available from the Cauvery river.