Monday, March 26, 2007

Sep 2006- The Hindu : Front Page : 100 more slums to get water supply

The Hindu : Front Page : 100 more slums to get water supply: "
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board's has laid emphasis on Greater Bangalore Water Supply and Sanitation Project with a view to improving the board's services to the urban poor.This project will not only cover more slums but also ensure that the urban poor get improvised services.The board has set up a social development unit which is replicating and upgrading the ideas and concepts of various pilot projects, including the Australian Agency Aid (AusAID) Project.Though the board is supplying water to 360 slums at subsidised costs in the city, it is gearing up to extend the facility to 100 more slums.Health and Family Minister R. Ashok, who is also in-charge of Bangalore Urban district, recently announced that the project would benefit residents of 100 more slums in and around the city.

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