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government. 5,000 new rural agricultural water bodies will be built

Rural Development Minister I. Periyasamy said the state government will create 5,000 new water bodies in villages to improve agriculture and promote groundwater recharge.

Announcing various projects at the Assembly while responding to a debate on the Rural Development Ministry’s grant request, Mr Periyasamy said the creation of water bodies at an estimated cost of Rs 250 crore would be key to storing rainwater in the area. “These water bodies will be created under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme,” he said.

To enhance monitoring of rural development efforts, the department will procure 480 new vehicles at an estimated cost of Rs 44 crore. “This will ensure that the quality of work meets the required standards,” he said.

He further said that 500 office buildings of the panchayat will be renovated at a cost of Rs 150 crore. The automation project of 5,000 water tanks in rural areas will cost Rs 500 million, while the mekar land conservation and tree plantation project will be carried out in panchayats of 2,500 villages at an estimated cost of Rs 400 crore.

Faecal sludge treatment plants will also be constructed at 10 sites in rural areas. Modern crematoriums will be constructed at 10 locations for people from all sections of society to promote communal harmony, he added.

Composite wall construction work will be carried out in 500 schools in rural areas at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore. The government will construct 500 bridges in rural areas at an estimated cost of Rs 140 crore. The minister said that affordable shops will be constructed in 500 villages at an estimated cost of Rs 60 crore.

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