Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday proposed various drinking water supply schemes for different districts totalling over Rs 460 crore.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had sanctioned a total sun of Rs 463.36 crore for implementing combined drinking water supply schemes for Tuticorin, Pudukkottai, Sivagangai and Tirupur districts, a state government release here said.

She allocated Rs 301.50 crore for implementing a combined water supply scheme from Cauvery river which will benefit more than 1800 rural settlements in Pudukkottai and Sivagangai districts. She had approved Rs 10.86 crore for annual maintenance, the release said.

Similar combined water supply schemes will be implemented for Tuticorin and Tirupur districts, utilising water from Tamirabarani river and Thirumoorthy Dam, respectively and at estimates of Rs 94.04 crore and Rs 54.14 crore.

These were part of the government's efforts to provide safe drinking water to all, the release added.

(Agencies)

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