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150 hand pumps to be set up in Agra ahead of scorching summers

Agra: To combat the scorching summers and drinking water problem, the Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned fund to set up around 150 hand pumps in the city.
State government has allocated amount of Rs 17.20 crore for the project, the first installment has already been released by the government to Jal Nigam in order to initiate the groundwork. The Nigam has set a target of three months to install the hand pumps.

Some of the areas including Yamuna Beharo, Kacheri Ghat, Rui Ki Mandi, Manaknagar, Shivajinagar and Nagla Chausa will have new hand pumps installed.
The officials of the Jal Nigam will examine the underground water quality and if they will find it appropriate then only the hand pump installation work will be done.

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