Water bill of Rs 26 crore recovered by Jayakwadi administration

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 5, 2021 08:55 PM2021-05-05T20:55:09+5:302021-05-05T20:55:09+5:30

Aurangabad, May 5: Jayakwadi administration has recovered Rs 26 crore from water supply in this financial year. The Jayakwadi ...

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Water bill of Rs 26 crore recovered by Jayakwadi administration

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Aurangabad, May 5:

Jayakwadi administration has recovered Rs 26 crore from water supply in this financial year. The Jayakwadi administration has achieved the target of recovery of Rs 6 crore more than the target of Rs 20 crore. However, the arrears of irrigation and non-irrigation are Rs 94 crore.

Jayakwadi dam supplies water for irrigation, companies and drinking purpose. The target of recovery of Rs 1.5 crore from 1.30 lakh farmers coming under the left canal irrigation area was also achieved. Executive engineer Prashant Jadhav said that Rs 1.79 crore was recovered from farmers in Aurangabad, Jalna and Parbhani districts. The Jayakwadi dam supplies water to various companies in Waluj, Paithan MIDC as well as small and large companies in Gangapur, Kaygaon, Bhendala and Babargaon. Besides, water is also supplied to Sant Eknath Sugar Factory (Paithan), Samarth Sugar Factory (Ambad, Jalna) and Gangamai Sugar Industry (Babhulgaon) in Nagar district. Hence a target of Rs Rs 18.50 crore was et for this year. In fact, Rs 23.19 crore was recovered from the industrial sector. However, dam engineer Sandeep Rathore said that there is a pending recovery of Rs 30.82 crore from industrial water supply. About 450 small and large villages, including Aurangabad, Jalna and Ahmednagar, are being supplied with drinking water daily from the Jayakwadi dam, quenching the thirst of about 55 lakh people. Similarly, Rs 1.41 crore has been recovered from the local self-governing bodies like municipal corporation, municipal council and gram panchayat.

Bill pending with Aurangabad Municipal Corporation

Aurangabad municipal corporation and Jalna, Paithan municipal council have a large amount of water bill pending. AMC has a pending of Rs 15.18 crore, Jalna municipal council has Rs 1.83 crore and Paithan Rs 2.22 crore, while Gangapur municipal council has a water bill of Rs 6 lakhs pending. Apart from this, Shevgaon-Pathardi joint water supply scheme in Ahmednagar district has Rs 23.99 lakh and 7 water supply schemes in Nevasa, Pravarasangam, Bodhegaon and Galnimb have a total of Rs 18.56 lakh pending bills.

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