Rural Bengal to get drinking water by 2020

July 26th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government has taken up a project to provide 70 liters of drinking water to each rural family by 2020.

“We have taken up a project of providing 70 liters of pure drinking water every day to each and every rural family by 2020. The water will be free from saline, arsenic and fluoride,” Minister for Public Health Engineering Subrata Mukherjee said.

He was addressing a programme at the Merchants Chamber of Commerce.

“There is no shortage of water in the state. The only shortage is of pure drinking water,” said Mukherjee.

Asked about the plans to solve the water crisis in the rocky western districts of the state, Mukherjee said: “We have started our project with PPP model.”

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