CM Gehlot approves increased cost for Isarda dam project

Jaipur: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has approved increased cost to complete the ambitious Isarda dam drinking water supply project in Dausa and Sawai Madhopur districts.

Gehlot had announced the scheme in 2019-20 budget for providing drinking water to 5 towns and 1244 villages of Dausa and Sawai Madhopur district. The project cost was Rs 3159 crore in which drinking water was to be supplied to the population of these villages and towns on the basis of 40 liters per person per day.

Later, the project cost was increased by additional Rs. 899.12 crore after the addition of 12 villages and one town and the CM has now given the approval for this additional cost.

The CM also took a sensitive decision to increase the ex-gratia amount payable to the widows of retired personnel from Jodhpur Contributory Provident Fund. This will benefit 29 widows of the retired personnel of the JCPF. The widows will be paid additional Rs. 917 per month which will cost Rs. 3.19 lakh on the state exchequer every year.

Gehlot also cleared a proposal of the finance department to open a new police circle office in Simalwara in Dungarpur district. He gave approval for the creation of 7 posts and for resources needed for the function of the office.

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