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Potable piped water in Punjab’s rural household by March 2022: Captain Amarinder Singh

By Rajan Nath -- December 21, 2020 7:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Punjab Water Quality Purification Program: “All persons living in 1634 water quality affected villages in the State will be provided clean drinking water within the next one year”, said the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

While presiding over a meeting of the State Water and Sanitation Mission over the weekend, Captain Amarinder Singh said that the State Government was committed to ensuring the supply of potable water to all such water quality affected villages in Punjab which are affected by fluoride, arsenic, and other heavy metals through both short-term and long-term mitigation measures.

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Clean drinking water is a basic right of all individuals, be it rich or poor, and it is the duty of the State Government to ensure its supply, he stated.

Giving further details regarding Punjab's Water Quality Purification Program, a spokesperson of the State Government stated that Punjab was spending Rs.1191 crore on undertaking such measures.

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All short-term measures at both individual household level or community level would be completed in 2021, preferably by June.

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The long-term measures, which included new schemes based on either surface water or Arsenic and Iron Removal Plants, would be accomplished over the next 2-3 years.

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