Haryana to launch ‘Haryana Fresh’ mineral water

Chandigarh, June 22, 2020: The Haryana Government
has decided to set up a
Mineral Water Plant for manufacturing
of bottled mineral drinking
water under the brand name
‘Haryana Fresh’ through the Public
Health Engineering Department.
Further, the first rural sewerage
system under the Mahagram
Scheme will be inaugurated in village
Sotai in Faridabad on August
15, 2020.
These decisions were taken in the
53rd meeting of the Water Supply
and Sewerage Board of Public
Health Engineering Department
held under the Chairmanship of
Chief Minister, Manohar Lal here
today.
Mahohar Lal directed the Department
to chalk out the modalities for
setting up of this plant. Initially, the
bottled mineral water from the plant
would be made available to government
institutions.
Later, mineral water Reverse
Osmosis (RO) plants would be set
up in educational institutions to provide
clean and fresh drinking water
to the students.
It was also decided in the meeting
that comprehensive testing laboratories
would be set up in all districts
of the State wherein apart
from the drinking water, the quality
of other eatables would also be
checked.
Manohar Lal said that providing
clean and adequate drinking water
facility to the people is among the
top priorities of the State Government.
Directing the department to ensure
that there is no shortage of drinking
water supply in urban and rural
areas especially during the summer
season, he also sought a detailed
plan prepared by the department for
drinking water supply in different
areas of the State.
It was informed in the meeting
that the total outlay of the Public
Health Engineering Department is
Rs 3676.10 crore.
A sum of Rs 1563.34 crore has
been earmarked during the year
2020-21 for the creation and augmentation
of new water supply,
sewerage and storm water drainage
infrastructure creation.
Apart from this, a sum of Rs
405.26 crore has been earmarked for
improvement of drinking water supply
and providing sewerage and
storm water system in urban areas
whereas, a sum of Rs 1044.25 crore
has been earmarked for improvement
of drinking water supply and
providing sewerage system in rural
areas.
The Board also approved Rs
1313.84 crore for the improvement
of drinking water supply facilities,
sewerage system in rural and urban
areas and storm water drainage
facilities in urban areas besides allocating
funds for 5185 ongoing
schemes and 595 new schemes.
Under Mahagram Yojana, 129 villages
have been selected for laying
sewerage system in villages. Villages
having population less than
10,000 persons, consented to bear
the expenses for laying of the sewerage
system and upgradation of
water supply are also being considered
depending upon the feasibility
reports of such villages.

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