Alappuzha, Sep 14: Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Ports and Excise, in a bid to solve the drinking water crisis in coastal regions of Alappuzha district, said that the Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) has hammered out a slew of drinking water projects worth Rs 12.32 crore.
Inaugurating the construction of In-patient (IP) block at Primary Health Centre, Pallithode, the minister highlighted that 14 drinking water projects have been completed in the district.
“The state government has completed drinking water projects worth Rs 2.27 crore. As many as seven drinking water projects worth Rs 10.05 crore are being implemented. Our main focus in Alappuzha district is to completely resolve the drinking water issues in the coastal areas,” Shri K Babu said.
The construction of IP block at Primary Health Centre, Pallithode, is part of nine projects that are being set up by KSCADC at the cost of Rs 6.19 crore to improve health centre amenities in Alappuzha district.
The two-storeyed block will have two wards accommodating 17 male and 17 female patients.
“Similarly, three projects for improving the amenities at the health centres in Thrikunnapuzha, Mararikulam and Alappuzha have been completed at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore. The new IP block at Pallithode Primary Health Centre will be of great help to fisher-folks from Kuthiyathodu, Thuravoor and Chellanam,” the minister added.
The state government has sanctioned projects worth Rs 46.65 crore to improve basic amenities and infrastructure facilities along the coastal areas in Alappuzha.
Hon’ble MLA Shri A M Arif presided over the inauguration ceremony.
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