Drinking water: State government may seek loan from JICA

Published: 17th August 2016 05:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2016 05:02 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: THE state government is thinking of availing loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to provide drinking water and sanitary lines to 110 villages that came under BBMP limits in 2007.

Chief Minister Siddaramiah on Tuesday held a meeting with officials of the BBMP and BWSSB to discuss this.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to come to a conclusion within a week. It will be easier to proceed only after that, he said. 

According to the CM, `5,018 crore is required to implement the project. The project has got approval from the Union government.

We have not dropped House Committee probe on BMIC, says CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that the government has not dropped the House Committee which is probing the agreement violation in executing the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project.

Siddaramaiah told reporters that the committee headed by Law Minister T B Jayachandra has conducted a meeting. A report will be submitted to the Houses after two to three more sittings, he added.

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