Rural water supply scheme launched in Faizabad in UP village

March 12th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI  

By Amit Kumar
Toramaphi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 12 (ANI): The authorities have launched a water project in Toramaphi Village of Faizabad district in Uttar Pradesh to supply drinking water to the parched village.
The project named Swajaldhara program (rural water supply scheme) was launched by the Central Government and is being executed in the Toramaphi Village under the aegis of village drinking water and hygiene committee.
Under this program, five overhead tanks have been installed for the population of five thousand villagers in Toramaphi.
Jagarnath Vishwakarma, President, Swajaldhara Program, Toramaphi Village, said that a non-governmental organization (NGO) made him aware of this scheme.
“Some Non-governmental organisation (NGO) had come to our village and they told us about Swajaldhara program (rural water supply scheme). Under this scheme, five overhead water tanks were to be installed in the village. 25-20 families can get water from one over overhead tank,” said Vishwakarma.
Villagers like Avinash Pandey, a thirteen-year-old seventh grade student are a happy lot as their drinking water problem has been solved.
“There is a world of change in the water scenario of our village after the implementation of this scheme. Earlier we used to carry a cloth to filter the impurities from the tap water. Sometimes even the ponds used to dry so we had to take the water out from the wells. But it’’s not the same case now and the villagers are very happy,” said Pandey. (ANI)

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