The scheme will be based on water from river Tamirabarani and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has also granted administrative approval for Rs 87 lakh as annual maintenance towards the project, a government release said.

The proposal will benefit 100 rural colonies in 13 village Panchayats including Kudankulam where 55 litres of water a day per person will be ensured, the release further said.

In 2012, government had announced a Rs 500 crore assistance package for social development of areas in and around Kudankulam which has been witnessing protest against the Indo-Russian joint venture nuclear power project.


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