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Rs. 32.35 crores for Kma water supply
Published on 12 Jul. 2009 12:49 AM IST
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Augmentation of water supply to state capital Kohima town had been sanctioned by central government at an estimated cost of Rs. 32.35 crores under funding pattern of Centre: State = 90:10 during the year 2004-2005, this was disclosed by state PHED minister Nangshi Ao. In his written reply to Congress MLA, the PHED minister said that project was designed to bring 10 million litres of water per day from Dzukou/Tepuiki stream by gravity through 250 mm diameter Galvanized Mild Steel (GMS) pipes for about 50 km distance to feed two lakhs population @ 50 lpca. He also stated that in course of implementation of the scheme, the water source land dispute had arisen for which discussion/negotiation is on to settle the land related problem both at the Government level and the village level. The minister informed that house that central government has already released 1st and 2nd installment of the project amounting to Rs. 19.41 crores and with the amount the Department had procured 33251 meter 250 mm Galvanized Mild Steel (GMS) pipes for use in the project. Also informing the house, Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio sought active support and cooperation from the responsible landowners and revealed that he has called a meeting on July 14 to deliberate on the issue and expedite the process, so that dwellers of state capital gets water.

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