New drinking water scheme for Kollam District

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014,20:35 IST By metrovaartha A A A

A scheme to augment  availability of drinking water will be implemented to Kollam district in Kerala.
Briefing on Cabinet decisions, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the government has decided to use the waters of the Kallada River for meeting the drinking water needs of Kollam.
Sanction has been given for the Rs 14.5 crore project. The suggestion to do so came up in a meeting held recently to  discuss the conservation of Sasthamcottah fresh water lake, which currently serves as the source of drinking water for the district.
In another decision, the government has given sanction for drinking water schemes for Kalpetta and Payannur municipalities, which will be implemented through the Department of Urban Affairs at an expense of Rs 5.5 crore and Rs 6.6 crore respectively.
The government has also decided to extend the one-time settlement scheme of the Housing Board to December 31, 2014. Initially, the last date of the scheme ended on June 30, 2014. The government has decided not to levy toll on bridges which have been built at an expense to Rs 5 to 10 crore. Earlier, the decision was applicable only for bridges built at a cost of up to Rs 5 crore.
The period of Justice Sivarajan Commission to be extended by three months. Rs 2 lakhs will be given to the MSP Higher Secondary School football team that came runners-up in the Subrato Cup international football tournament for boys under 17.
All pending government appointments in the quota for  physically handicapped and sports to be expedited.