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Assam launches Rs 1,474 crore Rural Water and Sanitation Project in seven districts

sentinelassam.com, 11 June 2014

 

Guwahati, June 11: The Government of Assam today launched the Rs 1,474 crore Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States (RWSSP–LIS) in seven districts of Assam.

 

The World Bank is supporting this project with an International Development Association (IDA) credit of Rs 737 crore (US $240 million). IDA is the World Bank’s concessionary lending arm–which provides credit with 25 years to maturity and a grace period of five years.

 

The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States project will cover 5,041 habitations in Assam under 179 gram panchayats in Kamrup, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Sunitpur, Shibsagar, Bongaigaon, and Morigaon districts of Assam. It is aimed at providing clean water to over 13 lakh people in the state over a six year period.

 

The project will link Gram Panchayats with other levels of government; strengthen the capacity of Panchayati Raj Institutions; integrate water supply and sanitation interventions and promote solid and liquid waste management and health and hygiene awareness programs.

 

Assam will construct seven Large Multi Village Schemes (LMVSs) to improve water supply coverage in the seven project districts. Of these, Batch I (from February 2014 – March 2017) will include three LMVS. Read More....