First-of-its-kind solar-based water supply project has been set up by Punjab’s water supply and sanitation department at Jagrawan-Muradpur and Talwara villages of the Jalandhar district.
An official spokesperson speaking to PTI said besides installing 150-metre deep tube-wells, 25,000 litres capacity water tanks have also been constructed to provide piped water supply to every household in these villages.
The solar-based water supply project has been set up at a cost of Rs 67.71 lakh.
According to the news agency panchayats of these villages are using this electric city bill that they use to pay for water supply projects before the solar installation for development works of the villages,
Jagrawan village Sarpanch Harjit Kaur said the panchayat and residents of the village felt relieved as electricity bills have come down to zero.
Similarly, clean water supply has started reaching every household of Talwara and Muradpur villages.
The news agency further notes that 141 households of Jagrawan and Muradpur and 102 households of Talwara village have benefited with the successful commissioning of these projects.
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