New Delhi: The Government has approved about 300 projects worth over Rs10,500 crore for augmentation of water supply in various states, Lok Sabha was informed on 17 August.
In a written reply, Minister of Urban Development Jaipal Reddy said 123 Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) have been received on water supply under Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIF) Component of Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
The government has approved Rs6,128 crore for these projects till now. Of this, as much as Rs569.45 crore has been released towards first instalment of additional central assistance for these projects, Reddy said.
The minister said under UIF scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIFSMT), 230 projects on water supply have been approved that would entail a cost of Rs4,394.97 crore and additional central assistance amounting to Rs968.06 crore has been released.
Reddy said under the Accelerated Urban Water Supply Programme (AUWSP), no new project proposals were received as the schemes has been subsumed in the UIDSSMT.
In reply to another query, Reddy said the centre has received proposals from some state governments for financial assistance to improve drainage system.
Under UIG component of JNNURM, proposals for 85 projects have been received, of which 30 have been approved. Additional Central Assistance worth Rs251.12 crore has been released, the minister said.
Under UIDSSMT, as may as 84 drainage projects have been sanctioned at a cost of Rs1,926.46 crore. The first instalment of additional central assistance worth Rs443.27 crore has been released for 59 projects.