Kolkata: The Bengal Government is going to start drinking water projects in four districts of the state at a cost of Rs 241 crore.
The projects would be set up in Howrah, in Jangipur in Murshidabad, in Krishnanagar in Nadia district and in Bansberia in Hooghly district. They would involve not only the collecting and purifying of water to make it fit for drinking but also the construction of pipelines to supply to homes.
The project in Howrah would involve purifying 20 million gallons per day (MGD), taken from the Ganga. The project will cost Rs 70 crore.
The Jangipur project is a 28 MGD project, costing Rs 81 crore, the one in Krishnanagar is a 35 MGD project while the Bansberia project is a 23 MGD project, costing Rs 75 crore.
After the completion of the projects, these places will no longer face any issue with the supply of drinking water.
The process of issuing e-tenders would start soon.
Source: All India Trinamool Congress