The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced a slew of drinking water projects.
According to a release, Rs 94.4 crore has been allotted to implement a project to provide water to people in 248 settlements in Kovilpatti, Kayathar, Ottapidaram, Vilathikulam and Pudur blocks in Tuticorin district. Another Rs 1.62 crore has been earmarked for annual maintenance of the project. Water from Thamirabarani river will be used for the project.
The government will also implement a consolidated water scheme for Rs 301.50 crore. This will benefit 1,788 settlements in Viralimalai, Annavasal, Ponnamaravathi, Thirumayam, Arimalam, Kunnandarkoil and Pudukottai blocks in Pudukottai district and 125 settlements in S Pudur and Sakkottai blocks in Sivaganga district. Water from Cauvery river near Thirupaithurai will form the base of the project.
Another Rs 54.14 crore has been sanctioned to provide water in 158 settlements in Kudimangalam and Udumalaipet blocks in Tirupur district. The project will make use of water from Thirumurthy dam.