BY TC News Desk
Agartala: July 31. In a significant stride towards ensuring water accessibility and conservation, Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha launched the AMRUT 2.0 Scheme on Monday.
The inauguration event took place near Apanjan Club in Agartala, where the Chief Minister announced the commencement of the construction of 31 iron removal plants and the installation of 258 km long treated water pipelines.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Saha emphasized the government’s commitment to delivering tangible results and not just empty promises. He acknowledged the support received from both the central and municipal governments, particularly from Prime Minister Modi.
The Chief Minister highlighted the importance of water in our lives and expressed his dedication to ensure water connections for everyone. The initiative aims to provide free water connections to around 16,224 families in city.
Dr. Saha urged the public to actively participate in water conservation efforts and adopt measures to prevent wastage. He proudly announced that through innovative techniques, the government has been successfully storing water from canals in dams, purifying it, and distributing it to hilly areas. Additionally, deep tube wells are being installed in different regions to address water scarcity.
The Chief Minister revealed that the ‘Har Ghar Jal’ initiative, which started with a coverage of 3%, has made significant progress and reached approximately 64% completion. The government is steadfast in its goal to achieve 100% water coverage in the near future. An investment of Rs. 112 crore has been earmarked for this water project, which includes the installation of 47 tube wells, an Iron Removal plant, and a 258 km long water purification pipeline.
Dr. Saha shared the government’s commitment to the overall development of the state, as evidenced by the allocation of Rs. 500 crores for the Mukhyamantri Satellite Town scheme over the next five years. In addition, funds have been allocated for a Sewage treatment plant to address environmental concerns.
Highlighting the focus on tourism, the Chief Minister mentioned the recent inauguration of the ‘Weekend Tourist Hub’ and the allocation of Rs. 8.45 crore for Solar High Mast Lighting systems in 19 cities across the state.
Concluding his speech, Dr. Saha reaffirmed the government’s dedication to working for the welfare of the people and bringing about substantial changes through actions rather than mere words. He promised to continue introducing new projects and initiatives to enhance the well-being and progress of the state.