CM launches work on scheme to augment water supply
CM launches work on scheme to augment Bangalore water supply
Updated on Thursday, March 04, 2010, 22:06
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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.