Making suo moto announcements in the Assembly, she said that her government would implement six integrated drinking water schemes for various local bodies in Theni, Sivaganga, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Erode, and Virudhunagar districts, all totalling Rs 1,672.01 crore.
The proposal would benefit over 10 lakh people in the districts, she said, adding these efforts were aimed at meeting her government's plan of ensuring supply of quality piped drinking water.
She allocated Rs 451.66 crore to ensure 24 hours water supply from Pillur Stage II scheme launched by her in 2012.
The Chief Minister proposed another Rs 53.62 crore for various water development projects.
To meet growing water needs of industries in Manali and Minjur in North Chennai, she announced setting up a 45 mld sewage recycling plant at Kodungaiyur at an estimated cost of Rs 255 crore to serve industries and power generation stations.
She said that a rain water drainage system covering expanded areas under Chennai Corporation would be implemented at a cost of Rs 1,101.43 crore, even as a project report had been prepared for a massive integrated drainage system estimated at Rs 4,034 crore for the city.
She also proposed taking up Rs 631.39 crore solid waste management project at zonal levels in Tiruchirappalli, Tirupur, Tuticorin and Vellore Corporations and Nagercoil municipality.

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