The ₹241 crores combined drinking water supply scheme that was inaugurated by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin from Chennai through video conference would benefit 4.20 lakh people, Minister for Information and Publicity M.P. Saminathan said here on Wednesday.
Participating in a function organised at the Coimbatore Collectorate, Mr Saminathan said 4.20 lakh people from Annur and Mooperipalayam Town Panchayats and Sulur Air Force base in Coimbatore and Avinashi Town Panchayat and 155 habitations in Tiruppur district would be the beneficiaries.
He also said the scheme was designed having River Bhavani as the source and implemented to deliver water at 40 litres a person a day in village panchayats and 90 litres a person a day in town panchayats.
The scheme is planned in such a way to meet the drinking water requirements of the population in these areas in 2050. While the population will increase up to 2.36 lakh in 2035, the water supply will be increased to 21.07 million litres. The water supply will be increased to 31.42 million litres in 2050 when the population in these areas is expected to shoot up to 4.2 lakh.
In town panchayats, the minister said, the water supply would be increased to 16 million litres in 2050. In the 155 rural settlements, the water supply will be increased to 15.42 million litres in 2050.
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