Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced its plan to implement drinking water projects estimated at more than Rs 1,500 crore covering over 44 lakh beneficiaries in the year 2012-13.
Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development, K P Munusamy said the government would take up for proposal, six integrated drinking water schemes.
He also said the govenrnment would implement eight drinking water projects estimated at Rs 1527.63 crore in 2012-13 covering Cuddalore, Coimbatore, Tiurpur and Tirunelveli districts, which would benefit 44.36 lakh people.
Moreover, Rs 700 crore would be spent on providing drinking water to areas coming under the expanded Chennai Corporation limits, he added.
Mr KP Munusamy said 700 km of roads will be laid using plastic waste material and allocated Rs 63 crore for this purpose.
On implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, a Central scheme, he said government had allocated Rs 5000 crore for the year 2012-13 for a total of 37.90 crore human working days. The beneficiaries were paid Rs 132 per day.