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Major Piped Water Supply Scheme (PWSS)


Public Health Engineering Department, Government of West Bengal has been mandated to provide safe, potable, adequate quantity of Drinking water mainly to all the rural areas of the state albeit in a few municipalities being still maintained by it.

Ground water being usually easy and comparatively inexpensive in abstraction and mostly safe except in few packets is being used as the main source of drinking water in the state. Also the state being endured with plenty of rainfall (1000mm to 2500mm annually) and presence of Gangetic alluvium in the state in most parts helped in ground water as the most easily accessible resource for drinking water purpose.

However the spiraling population growth of the state since independence has put enormous pressure on this precious ground water reserve of the state and it is forecasted by experts that because of indiscriminate use of this potential resource for irrigation, industry and other purpose, the ground water reserve of the state is fast declining and the state may face water crisis By 2050. Based on the apprehension and there has been an effort to use more and more purpose Surface water as well as conservation of ground water resources by various means (I, e Rain Water harvesting/ Artificial Recharge etc.).

Since its inception, PHED has implemented/commissioned a large nos (around 1700 nos in total) of ground water based piped water supply schemes (including a few major schemes) as well as a sizeable nos of big surface water based piped water supply schemes throughout all the districts of the state, which cater to the need of safe, potable drinking water of the inhabitants of the state, the percentage coverage of rural population by commissioned schemes being around 46%.

The important and major commissioned/ongoing piped water supply schemes (both surface and ground/ sub-surface based) commissioned by PHED all over the districts has been listed below in a tabular form.

Ongoing PWS Schemes

Sl No Piped water supply scheme District Blocks No of villages to be covered Census population (2011) to be benefitted Estimated Cost (Rs. In lakh) Expected date of Commissioning Source of water
1 Beldanga PWS Scheme (Uncovered Area)

Murshidabad Beldanga -I, Berhampore 58 7,54,451 6,708.78 31st March,
2017
River Bhagirathi
2 Pardeonapur PWS Scheme

Maldah Kaliachak - III 17 39,324 3,128.08 31st October,
2017
Surface Water
3 Falta - Mathurapur PWS Scheme

South 24 Parganas Kulpi,
Diamond Harbour-I & II,
Falta,
Jaynagar-II,
Kultali,
Magrahat-I,
Mandir Bazar, Mathurapur-I & II
902 22,51,277 1,33,241.00 2016
Partially
River
Hooghly
4 Bally Jagacha PWS Scheme

HOWRAH Bally Jagacha 9 2,09,504 15,068.00 31st October,
2017
River
Hooghly
5 Kalabani PWS Scheme

Purulia Hura 20 26,682 1,406.14 31st December,
2017
Surface
Water of
Futiary Dam
6 Mathurabil PWS Scheme

North 24 Parganas Barrackpur-I 15 61,814 1,192.63 2017 Pond
water
7 Sub-surface water based PWS Scheme
for Tapan Block

Dakshin Dinajpur Tapan 279 2,50,504 16,550.05 2018 River Punarbhaba
8 Purulia PWS Project (JICA)

Purulia Purulia-I/II,
Pura, Hura,
Puncha,
Kashipur,
Raghunathpur-I,
Manbazar-I &
Barabazar
1,098 10,46,758 1,17,310.00 2019 River
Kumari,
Kangsabati,
Dwarakeswar
9 Raipur PWS Scheme

Bankura Raipur 26 34,612 2,120.00 2,120.00 River Kangasabati
10 Surface water based PWS Scheme for Panskura-II

Medinipur Kolaghat 112 2,47,000 18,662.52 August,
2017
River Rupnarayan
11 Sub surface water based PWS Scheme for Fluoride Affected area

Dakhin Dinajpur Gangarampur 203 2,37,628 14,501.52 31st May,
2018
River Punarbhaba
12 Habra-Gaighata PWS Scheme

North 24 Parganas Habra-I&II, Gaigahta,
Amdanga (Part),
Deganga (Part),
Barrackpore0I
335 11,854 57,772.00 March,
2018
River
13 Sridhar-kati PWS Scheme

North 24
Parganas
Block (Tapas) 6 37,823 6,353.29 31st December,
2017
Ground
water
14 Piped Water Supply Scheme (PWSS)
for Bankura (BRGF)

Bankura Bankura - I, Bankura - II, Barjora, Bishnupur, Chhatna, Hirbandh, Indus, Khatra, Onda, Raipur, Ranibundh, Saltora, Sarenga, Simlapal 1,897 21,41,370 1,01,122.00 2016 (Already partially commissioned) Surface Water/ Sub-Surface Water & Ground Water
15 Hingalganj PWS Scheme

North 24
Parganas
Hingalganj 7 34428 2,979.60 2018 Ground Water
16 PWS Scheme for Fluoride effected mouzas under Suri-I, Suri-Ii & Sainthia Block

Birbhum Suri-I, Suri-Ii & Sainthia 58 61569 5,759.53 2018 Sub-Surface Water of River Mayurakshi
17 Madandi PWS Scheme

Purulia Neturia 18 13028 1,668.76 31st March,
2018
Sub Surface Water of River Damodar
18 Surface Water Based Water Supply Scheme For Bally-Jagachha Phase-II Howrah Domjur 19 68125 4588.00 2019 River
Hooghly
19 Surface Water Based Water Supply Scheme For Nayagram Surface Water Based Water Supply Scheme For Nayagram Nayagram 192 76539 7495.00 June,
2018
River
Subarnarekha
20 Piped Water Supply Scheme for Jaigaon Development Area (JDA) Based on Sub-Surface Water Source of River Torsa Alipurduar Kalchini     9372.00   River
Torsa

Commissioned PWS Schemes


Sl No Name of Piped Water Supply Scheme (PWSS) Name of District Name of District No of Village/ Mouzas Covered Population benefitted (2011) Estimated
Cost
(in Rs. Lakh)
Year of Commissioning Source of
water
1 Piped Water Supply Schemes (PWSS) for Arsenic affected areas of Malda District

             
  a) Phase I

Malda Manikchak, English Bazar 122 4,03,542 8,848.00 2000 River
Fulhar
  b) Phase II

Malda Kaliachak-I, II & III 158 7,02,722 4,300.00 2009 River
Bhagirathi
2 Balupur PWS Scheme

Maldah Ratua-I 24 54,390 2,239.76 2007 River
Fulhar
3 GOUR and MAHADIPUR PWS Scheme

Malda English Bazar 24 23,187 691.19 2008 River
Bhagirathi
4 MAHYAMPUR PWS Scheme

Murshidabad Beldanga-I 6 53,486 654.31 2008 River
Bhagirathi
5 RAGHUNATHGANJ PWS Scheme

Murshidabad Raghunathganj - I 63 1,84,564 5,108.00 2013 River
Bhagirathi
6 Beldanga PWS Scheme

Murshidabad Beldanga Municipality 4 Wards 72,911 1,279.00 2003 River
Bhagirathi
7 Surface Water Based PWS Scheme for
South 24 Parganas

South 24 Parganas Budge Budge-II, Bishnupur-I & II, Bhangar-I, Baruipur, Sonarpur, Mograhat-II, Joynagar-I 688 29,51,000 39,537.00 2007 River
Hooghly
8 Surface Water Based PWS Scheme for
North 24 Parganas

North 24 Parganas Barrackpur-I, Barasat-I, Amdanga, Deganga 234 7,19,555 14,314.00 2008 River
Hooghly
9 Raghunathpur PWS Scheme

Purulia Neturia, Raghunathpur-I & II 101 1,10,622 46,822.43 2002 River
Utala
10 Siliguri (Comprehensive) PWS Scheme

Darjeeling Siliguri Municipal Corporation 47 Wards 5,09,709 4,617.55 2000 Tista
Mahananda
Link Canal
11 Surface Water Based PWS Scheme for
Nadia (Northern Sector)

Nadia Nadia/Kaliganj, Nakashipara, Krishnanagar-II (P), Nabadwip (P) 291 9,10,638 24,594.96 2010 River
Bhagirathi
12 Purbasthali PWS Scheme

Bardhaman Bardhaman 62 1,23,455 3,978.00 2011 River
Bhagirathi
13 Mukutmanipur PWS Scheme

Bankura Khatra 72 73,616 2,171.06 2008 Mukutmanipur
Dam
14 RCFA Part I PWS Scheme

Bardhaman Salanpur,
Barabani,
Asansol (Part),
Kulti (Part)
217 12,41,335 365.00 1973 Surface
Water of
Maithon
Reservoir
15 RCFA Part II PWS Scheme

Bardhaman Jamuria, Asansol, Raniganj,Ondal, Hirapur, Durgapur-Faridpur 119 7,12,000 5,325.00 2003 Subsurface
Flow of
River
Damodar
(Collector
Well)
16 RCFA Part III PWS Scheme

Bardhaman Durgapur-Faridpur 26 96,176 1,900.00 2008 Subsurface
Flow of
River Ajoy
17 Surface Water Based PWS Scheme for
Murshidabad Central Sector (Pt-I)

Murshidabad Murshidabad-Jiaganj & Berhampore 135 3,79,692 10,722.40 2014 River
Bhagirathi
18 Bolpur-Raghunathpur Area PWS Scheme

Birbhum Bolpur-Sriniketan 144 3,16,489 8,797.38 2002 Ground
Water
19 Surface Water Based PWS Scheme for
Chakdah

Nadia Chakdah (P) 114 4,06,103 10,198.00 2014 River
Bhagirathi
20 Surface Water Based PWS Scheme for
Haringhata

Nadia Chakdah (P) &
Haringhata
137 3,71,773 11,898.00 2014 River
Bhagirathi
21 Beniagram PWS Scheme

Murshidabad Farakka 16 82,967 2,146.00 2016 River
Bhagirathi
22 Mukundobag/ Jiaganj-Azimganj PWS Scheme

Murshidabad Murshidabad
Jiaganj (Part),
Azimganj
Municilpality
27 46,673 1,677.00 2016 River
Bhagirathi
23 Dual use Solar Pump PWS Scheme

Bankura/
Purulia/ Paschim Medinipur
Raipur,
Sarenga,
Ranibandh,
Simlapal
161 20,125 5,167.36 2016 Ground
water
24 Murshidabad Central Sector (Pt-II)
PWS Scheme

Murshidabad Hariharpara &
Berhampur (Pt)
105 6,59,684 18,346.00 2016 River Bhagirathi
25 Dherua PWS Scheme

Paschim Medinipur Midnapur 96 32,701 2,147.08 2016 River
Bank TW
26 Manbazar-II Block (Part) PWS Scheme

PURULIA Manbazar - II 57 44,591 4,036.46 2016 Surface
Water (Dam)
27 Barasukjora PWS Scheme

Paschim
Medinipur
Binpur-II 36 16,868 2,136.09 2016 Surface
Water
28 Jagannathpur PWS Scheme

Burdwan Durgapur-
Faridpur
9 14,549 971.72 2016 Ajoy
River
29 Goubazar Ichhapur PWS Scheme

Burdwan Durgapur-
Faridpur
19 21,156 1,699.19 2016 Ajoy
River
30 Chunakhali PWS Scheme

South 24 Parganas Basanti 5 26,285 1,327.19 Commissioned Ground
water