By Ashutosh Shukla

Har Ghar Nal Yojana on ground six months ahead of the scheduled time

Lucknow: The countdown for piped water supply has started in the villages of Bundelkhand. The State Government has almost completed the work of laying the main line for water supply to the villages of Bundelkhand under the ‘Har Ghar Nal’ Yojana. 

     Starting from the last week of November, the houses of Bundelkhand will have water supply connections. Along with this, the Namami Gange and Rural Water Supply Department are going to start a trial run of water supply in the villages of Bundelkhand.

    In all probability, the UP  government will start a door-to-door supply of drinking water in thousands of villages of Bundelkhand from December. Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Har Ghar Nal Yojana will be on the ground six months ahead of the scheduled time. 

 Anurag Srivastava, Principal Secretary, Namami Gange has given instructions to expedite the work after reviewing the preparations. Work is going on day and night on a total of 467 piped drinking water schemes in 32 projects. Under the Har Ghar Nal Yojana, as many as 11,95,265 houses of Bundelkhand will be supplied pure water.

According to the Principal Secretary, the 70 percent work of water treatment plants in various districts of Bundelkhand including Jhansi, Mahoba has been completed. Now, the department is preparing to start water supply in the villages of Bundelkhand from December as per the instructions of the government."

   By getting clean drinking water, the people of the area will not only get rid of diseases but also the decades-old problem of the availability of water will be solved.

   Under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the Bundelkhand region, a total of 467 piped drinking water schemes are being implemented in 32 projects at a rapid pace. Of these, 43 are surface water-based schemes and 424 are ground water-based. Through these schemes, arrangements will be made for 11,95,265 functional home water connections for a total population of 72,68,705 of 3823 revenue villages.