By Accommodation Times Bureau
State Water and Sanitation Mission under the Department of Rural Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh has roped in Delhi-based Urban Development & Infrastructure Consultancy firm Rudrabhishek Enterprises Limited (REPL) to provide consultancy services for planning, designing and DPR preparation of piped drinking water in Bundelkhand. The contract was signed earlier this month in the presence of Dr. Harish Sharma (Chief Business Officer& Operations– REPL) and Surendra Ram, IAS (Executive Director – State Water & Sanitation Mission).
The larger scheme of water supply project of state government will focus on addressing the acute problem of drinking water supply in Bundelkhand in the region, and at a later stage, Arsenic/ Fluoride and AES/JE affected areas in Uttar Pradesh, including the Bundelkhand and Vindhya regions. Presently the rural household needs to travel a great distance in fetching the water and still face the challenges in access to pure and hygienic drinking water.
As per Government of India strategic plan (2011-2022), 90% of the rural population in the country has to be benefited with the pipe water supply. However as on date approximately only 19% rural population of Uttar Pradesh is covered with Pipe Water Supply Schemes. The initiative will greatly help in addressing these issues in the project areas.
The firm will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) which includes the overall planning, engineering survey, designing of the supply model of piped drinking water in Banda, Chitrakoot & Hamirpur districts.
Sharma said, “The scope of work will broadly include engineering survey, planning, designing and preparation of DPR of clusters, project integration, reviewing and re-verifying integrated modules, carrying out necessary surveys, investigations, situational analysis, preliminary cost estimates and development of area wise spatial mapping on assets.”