After more than 25 years of struggling without access to purified drinking water, over 300 families, primarily from minority communities, residing in the Betarban area of southwestern Agartala can finally rejoice.
The Chairperson of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), Dipak Majumder, conducted a ceremonial ‘Bhumi Pujan’ on Thursday to mark the beginning of an Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) project aimed at providing purified water to the entire area.
Upon completion, the project will deliver 10,000 liters of purified water to fulfill the residents’ needs.
According to the AMC sources, a total of 26 IRP projects will be implemented in and around Agartala to address the water supply issues faced by various areas of the capital city.
The central government has sanctioned a budget of Rs 182 crores for these projects to improve water infrastructure and ensure adequate water supply.
The ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony led by AMC Chairperson Dipak Majumder, marked the beginning of establishing a dedicated water source for the Betarban area.