GUWAHATI, Aug 31: With the availability of safe drinking water being a massive problem for the people of the State both in the urban and the rural areas, the Assam Government has initiated measures to cope up with the problem across the State. A move has been initiated by the Assam Government to provide Rs 50 lakh to each Assembly constituency of the State with a view to reviving the defunct drinking water projects.
Talking to media persons in Guwahati today, Public Health Engineering (PHE) Minister Rihon Daimary said that the Central Government has given its nod to implement 122 new schemes to make water in the State free from arsenic and fluoride contents. He said that by 2030 all families in the State would be supplied with safe drinking water. The Minister further said that nearly 15,000 villages in Assam have been declared open defecation free under the Swach Bharat Mission. He said that household toilets will be constructed for all the beneficiaries under the Mission.