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TNPSC Current affairs May 2017 1 for group 1 & group 2 mains

TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017

Water bodies in Kancheepuram being revived at cost of Rs 476.5 lakh.

The Water Bodies in Kancheepuram District has been revived at cost of 476.5 lakh. The cost was allocated under Kudimaramathu Programme is being undertaken by water Resources Organisation of the PWD in Kancheepuram Distrct for rejuvenating the Water bodies.

Priority is given to reclaiming and strengthening the bunds of water bodies. District collector said, 49 works were prioritised and are nearing completion in most places.

About Kudimaramathu:

Kudimaramathu literally means repair and maintenance of water bodies by people. People will contribute 10 per cent of project cost and work for managing water resources. The project will focus on deepening tanks, strengthening of embankment and repairs of sluices

About project 

  • 'Kudimaramathu is traditional practise where people will contribute some capital or work for managing water resources.
  • 'The project has been launched with the financial assistance of 100 crore from World Bank, it will help in cleaning weeds from canals, maintenance of lakes, strengthening their banks and other infrastructure activities. 
  • Going forward this project will be extended with the financial assistance from NABARAD bank in all districts at a cost of 300 crore for, desilting lakes and strengthening various water-related infrastructure.

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