Rural water supply hits hurdles

SHILLONG: Independent legislator S K Sunn deplored that the fund for taking up coverage of drinking water to rural areas is less compared to previous years.
Taking part in the debate on governor’s address in the Assembly on Monday, Sunn said the budget allocation in 2014-15 from the ministry was Rs 100 crore but later in subsequent years, the allocation dropped and for 2018-19, the fund provided was only Rs 52.43 crore which is insufficient to complete the rural water supply programme.
“Meghalaya is one of the special category states and I am highlighting the issue once again for the government of the day to raise the matter with the Centre,” he said.
There is a need to cover 10,475 rural habitations with PHE connection, he added.
He also raised the issues like the plight of police personnel posted at Mawngap police station as there are no quarters.

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