More than 42 lakh families will get free tap connection in rural areas: Action plan prepared for supply of drinking water to households under Water Life Mission work: Minister Guru Rudrakumar
Target to provide tap connections to all households in rural areas by September 2023
List of empaneled tenderers for various construction works worth Rs. 7080 crore released
Raipur, 10 October 2020
The target is to complete door-to-door tap connections to 42 lakh 54 thousand families residing in forest areas, scheduled caste dominated villages and rural areas of the state. Free water connections will be provided to these families under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar informed that under the guidance of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel, an action plan has been chalked out by the Public Health Engineering Department to complete this task at a rapid pace. He informed that as per the work plan for supply of pure drinking water in rural areas, the tenderers are being given work on the basis of administrative approval.
Minister Guru Rudrakumar informed that tenders have been given for the construction of high-level water works, pipe line extension, civil work, domestic connections, chlorinator and power pump installation at a cost of Rs 9485.60 crore for drinking water facility in rural areas. He informed that after approval of the Cabinet for the first time in the state, the rates were justified after obtaining rates through interest of interest for the tenderers. He informed that a target has been set to provide drinking water to rural families of the state through domestic tap connection by September 2023. The list of 1326 Implemented tenderers who have contracted rate contracts for the works of Water Life Mission in the second phase has been released by the department, these tenderers will soon be given works worth Rs 7080 crore on the basis of administrative approval.
Minister Guru Rudrakumar informed that Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel had asked all departments to implement new SORs for construction works. Public Health Engineering Department has firstly issued its new USOR-2020 in the state and implemented in construction-related work. . With the introduction of new SOR rates, less amount will be spent in construction of drinking water supply infrastructure. He informed that as per the wish of the Chief Minister, for the first time, for the purpose of drinking water arrangements in rural areas, construction of tank at large level, laying of pipelines and domestic connection etc. will be expedited. Chief Engineer Shri M.L. Aggarwal said that of the 1326 tenderers who have entered into contract rates for various construction works under the Water Life Mission, 872 C and D category, 454 A and B category tenderers. He informed that the C and B category tenderers will be allotted work in their own district as far as possible.