Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that Rs. 34.59 crore would be spent on providing better drinking water facilities to 197 habitations of 27 Panchayats of Nadaunta, Mewa, Hamirpur and Nadaun assembly segments of district Hamirpur. He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of augmentation of drinking water supply schemes of Badsar area at Saloni in Nadaunta constituency, today.

Prof. Dhumal said that this scheme had the provision of connecting 16 old drinking water schemes. Water from river Beas will be taken to Kohla in three phases. Out of these schemes twelve will be connected with Narain-taal storage tank and four with Panjarad water storage tank through 88 Kilometers transmission line, he said.

Chief Minister said that the State Government was committed to provide clean drinking water to every household and 18511 habitations were provided with drinking water facilities during the last four years. An ambitious scheme was being prepared to provide drinking water facility to the left out hamlets in the State. He said that 23371 hand-pumps had been installed in drought prone areas till date and a target of installing 2500 hand-pumps had been fixed for 2012-13.

Prof Dhumal also inaugurated Primary Health Centre, Saloni, constructed at the cost of Rs.45 lakhs. I.D.Dhiman, Education Minister, Ravinder Singh Ravi, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Sarveen Chaudhary, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament, Baldev Sharma MLA, Des Raj Sharma, District BJP President, senior officers and prominent people of the area were present on the occasion.

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