‘Daahamukta Karnataka’ (Thirst-Free Karnataka) – an ambitious scheme to provide clean drinking water in Karnataka urban local bodies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch the scheme.
The project is worth Rs 7,620 crore. For the project, the central government will provide 50% of amount, while the state government will bear the remaining 50%. The Daahamukta Karnataka project is targeted for completion by March 2024, with a tendering process immediately after launch.
Belagavi, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Vijayapur, Kalaburagi, Bellary, Tumkur, Davangere, Mysore Municipal Corporation and other municipal councils of the state have been included in the scope of this scheme.
In the state, under the Jal Jeevan Mission – Mane Manege Gange project, water supply to all the houses in rural areas through taps is already in progress, and now this project to supply water to urban areas is getting underway. Due to this, clean drinking water will be supplied to rural and urban areas.
Prime Minister Modi will arrive in the state on the 11th and participate in many programs including the unveiling of the statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda. Sources said that this program is also expected to be launched on the same day.