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Guwahati: 5000 Families To Get Water Supply Connections under Gauhati Jal Board

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Guwahati: Ashok Singhal, Assam’s Minister for Housing, Urban Affairs, and Irrigation, announced on Wednesday that preparations for providing drinking water to 5,000 new families under the Greater Guwahati Water Supply Scheme had been completed. The scheme is run by the Gauhati Jal Board and is supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

 

In this phase, drinking water will be provided to a total of 5,024 families in the areas connecting Ramsa Hill, Gandhibasti, Nehru Stadium, Islampur, Haji Musafirkhana, Ashram Road, Lachit Nagar, ISKCON Temple, Bara Service, Bhangagarh, and Sainik Bhawan in Bhangagarh to Big Bazaar. The public can apply beginning March 1 by visiting the Water Board website or downloading the GJB-Guwahati Jal Board mobile application.

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Minister Singhal stated that the JICA project was partially implemented on December 22 of last year in order to supply water to 12,000 families, but only 5,400 of them have applied for drinking water connections thus far. He urged residents in the affected areas to apply for drinking water connections through the government scheme. The minister warned that illegal and unlicensed water borewells in these areas would be strictly prosecuted.

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Singhal also revealed that three projects for drinking water supply in Guwahati are being worked on concurrently. Along with the JICA-funded Greater Guwahati Water Supply Scheme, two other projects are funded by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Scheme (JNNURM) and the Assam Urban Infrastructure Development Programme (AUIIP). The JICA-funded project is progressing well, and Singhal reviews its implementation every seven days. He stated that the government is committed to gradually covering the entire city with a drinking water supply system.

 

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