Agartala: Tripura Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sudip Roy Barman today said that the state is going to launch a plan to assure water supply to each household of Tripura by next couple of years. And all 8723 rural habitations would be provided potable water on time.
Roy Barman by highlighting the success of the BJP-IPFT government in last six months, said as on date only 16 distant and hilly villages of Tripura are not provided with drinking water facility due to non-availability of natural sources of water in the locations.
He nevertheless, specified that the department has concentrated on adoption of latest technology for drilling and development of deep tube wells by mapping hydro-geo-morphology. He further said steps have been taken to make all around drinking water supply sources functional and preferring large-scale rainwater harvesting structure across inconvenient locations.
According to Roy Barman at present, 6125 habitations of the state have been fully covered with drinking water whereas 2582 habitations have been partly covered; Roy Barman added that the department has decided to carry out three advanced projects - Betbagan under Ambassa block, Lungtherik under Jampui hill block, and Lalmohan Para under Manu block.
He said,"A project aimed at supplying purified water to all the localities in rural area was submitted before the central government. The project comprises installation of 879 deep tube wells, the building of 43 ground water treatment plants and laying of 5798 km."
He informed in case that the project amounting to Rs 1519.15 crore is sanctioned, the department will undertake works to implement the project. He moreover said the department is pledged to supply drinking water to each hamlet or habitations of the state.
In March this year the Tripura government has planned to set up ‘water ATMs’ in all schools, colleges and railway stations along with massive rainwater harvesting to ensure 24 hour supply of safe drinking water in hilly and geographically difficult areas of the State.