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Hogenakkal Integrated Drinking Water Project is a fluorosis mitigation drinking water project being undertaken at Hogenakkal, Dharmapuri district, state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is scheduled to be executed by Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD), with funding from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) using Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery river water. The project aims to supply safe drinking water to drought prone and fluorosis affected Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts of Tamil Nadu.
The total cost of this entire flourosis mitigation project is Rs. 13.34 billion. 1.4 tmc feet of water is to be utilised for the Hogenakkal drinking water project. It will be from Tamil Nadu's share of Cauvery water, thereby placing no extra demand on Karnataka.
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Since it is a billion bucks project i thought of creating a new thread for it
All of you post hogenakkal project related news here
 

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"Hogenakkal water supply project work to begin in 3-4 months",says M.K.Stalin

Work on the Hogenakkal Water Supply and Fluorosis Mitigation Project will begin in three to four months after awarding of contracts, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin told the Assembly on Monday. Concluding a debate on the demands for grants to Municipal Administration, Water Supply, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj departments, Mr. Stalin said that the Rs. 1,334-crore project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was scheduled for completion by December 2012.

Responding to a query from K. Arumugam (Pattali Makkal Katchi), he asserted that the project-related activities were on schedule. Just as the Ramanathapuram water supply project was finished in two years against the original timeframe of three years, efforts would be taken to complete the Hogenakkal project early.

Referring to the plea of several legislators, including R. Gandhi (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam), for a water project to solve the problem of drinking water shortage in Vellore town, Mr. Stalin said that a project, estimated to cost Rs.1,400 crore, had been drawn up with the Cauvery as the source.

The project would cover the Vellore Municipal Corporation, six municipalities, five town panchayats and 64 wayside habitations. A detailed project report had been prepared. Once the funds were firmed up, it would be implemented. The Rs.59.32-crore Second Vaigai Water Supply Improvement Scheme, meant to benefit Madurai city and taken up under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, would be commissioned shortly. A plan with an outlay of Rs.2,497 crore had been prepared, of which projects to the tune of Rs.624 crore had been sanctioned.

Giving an account of the status of announcements he had made in the last three years, Mr. Stalin said that with regard to Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, 64 announcements were made, of which 58 had been fulfilled. Action was being taken to implement the rest. As for Municipal Administration and Water Supply, 292 announcements were made, of which 184 were implemented and 104 were being fulfilled. The remaining four announcements were cancelled.
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Good start Natarajan,

1334 crores looks to be big project.

Any maps about the project?
 

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I highly doubt if we would require a separate thread for this project. This could very well go in Hosur thread, as it also covers the krishnagiri district where this project is implemented.
Though it is a big project with 1300 crores of investment, we might not get much infrastructural updates about the project to have it lively. It definitely would draw some political attention and hue and cry of all the polititians for sometime. We definitely are not suppose to follow the political nuisances in this forum.
Also, starting new threads for each and every major project in tamilnadu would spread the news across various threads and would be difficult for people to follow. We shall stick to few threads created based on Regions and have a regional coverage of projects within those threads. That would keep the forum neat and crisp.
 

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I had a chance to visit this Hogenakkal Water project sites recently.

I was surprised that the politicians of neighbouring state claim now after (with their written consent) the plans have been finalised, budgets allocated by the central govt, engineers appointed by TWAD and the work can be started immediately.

Though the project is for the supply of water to Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts, the quantum of water approved is far less than the real requirement in a few years time.

I am surprised why TN Govt is not aggressive enough to finsih the project soon.
 

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Other interesting factors observed by me during the recent trip to Dharmapuri & Krishnagiri districts:

The water from the borewells are so rich in Flourides that the people who consume are severely affected by weakening of bones and gums. So the treated water supply in these areas is a top priroity project.

The South Pennaiyar river which is passing via the outskirts of Bangalore is also passing through Hosur and Krishnagiri. Untreated sewage from Bangalore municipal areas are being dumped into this river and the same has affected the underground water in these districts. Moreover the irrigation dams built across these rivers are not able to be used as source for drinking water supply.
 

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The billion bucks projects are not many and this project surely needs a thread
as it is next to sethu canal project(dream project for tamil nadu ),i hope all seniors here will help me in this issue and improve this thread:)
It is not about improving any thread any member in the forum starts. There is no competition going on here on which thread grows larger.
No thread would grow without sufficient news. And by "news", I mean whichever is relevant to the thread AND in accordance to the "forum rules". This particular thread is not going to get much of infrastructural updates apart from the political noises.
If ppl want to start threads for all the "billion bucks" projects in Tamilnadu and India then there would be numerous threads which would make the forum loose its integrity.
As a matter of fact, the koodankulam nuclear power plant project which is a multi-billion investment project with national importance doesnt have a thread of its own. It is still covered under Tuticorin Region.
You are setting a wrong example for ppl to follow as each and everyone will tend to start a new thread for a major project in their region. The forum is all about sharing healthy news related to infrastructural developments in various regions and users should have easy access to the news.
Earlier, all the south indian threads were under a single category and then since the threads grew a lot, they grouped the threads based on states.
They have done this on a purpose and for ease of use and ease of access to news for the users.
Please dont spoil the integrity of the forum.
I have posted my views with no offense intended and hope this reaches everyone in the right sense.
 

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u r getting it correctly wrong,am seeking help for the renaming or wat info on first post then bandra worli itself is less than 2000crores but it has a thread in international forums.everyone in tn knows the importance of this project(as many districts affected by fluorine and you can witness lots of defect in ppl over there) in many threads commercial construction are created as thread so i think this is the major project which cant be dumped into region
 

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Dear Natarajan, Thanks for being focussed on this important project that will benefit several thousands of people of the backward districts of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. Without any doubt, it is one of the critical project that will fullfill the basic needs of the people from these two districts.

However, we definitley can not expect much information / news items on this project about its progress. Even though the BWSL (Bandra - Worli Sea Link) project was executed at less than 2000 crore rupees, it had a great deal of visibility. There were several forumers in SSC that were interested in the project. Without that interest level, pictures taken/found by the forumers, and the project website itself - the BWSL thread would not have been this successful.

Do we have the same interest level, and local forumers to share information on the progress of this project? We will have to solely depend on the news articles from the Tamil dailies to gauge the progress of this project. Even the english dailies like THE HINDU are not concentrating much on this project.

And as of now this project has been sailing through some political stunt between TN and Karnataka. Even after all those issues are sorted out, we will see this project progressing silently without much publicity except for some news here and there on Tamil newspapers.

Anyways - let us hope the project draws attention and progresses at a good pace.
 

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I think karnataka need not worry about this project as hogenakkal is located after all dams so only water released from dams heading to mettur dam is diverted but the main issue raised by karnataka is hogenakkal is part of karnataka(disputed site) so tn shud not carry out this project
 

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Hogenekkal to get a facelift

HOGENEKKAL: Hogenakkal would be developed as a model tourist spot at a cost of Rs. 3.36 crore, the District Collector, P. Amutha, has said.

Laying the foundation stone for the project she said the tourist inflow to Hogenakkal was increasing every year.

Last year 19 lakh tourists visited Hogenakkal and during this year it was 25 lakh. The district administration expect this to double next year.

The district administration has sent a proposal to the State Governmnet for another Rs. 3 crore. The development works would be completed in six months. She said that the district administration has sent a project report to the State Government to mitigate the drinking water scarcity in Hogennakkal. Steps had been taken to solve the drinking water scarcity through the funds allotted for the Panchayat Union.

She said the district administration was taking steps to improve the standards of life of coracle operators, massage workers and fish vendors.

She asked them to collect only the fees fixed by the district administration from tourists.

In connection with the Aadiperukku festival, she inaugurated stalls set up by government departments.

Source: http://www.hindu.com/2009/08/06/stories/2009080655690500.htm
 

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IVRCL Infra bags Hogenakkal water project

The Hyderabad-based IVRCL Infrastructures and Projects Ltd has been awarded a Rs 237-crore contract under the Hogenakkal water supply and fluorosis mitigation project. The project with a permanent water source is being implemented by the Tamil Nadu Government at a cost of Rs 1,928.80 crore.

This project will cater to Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts and benefit the present population of 30 lakh. The project has been divided into 5 packages.

The package-I consists of components such as intake structures, raw water pumping station, raw water pump set, raw water pumping main, treatment plant to a capacity of 156 million litre per day, clear water pumping main, booster pumping station, master balancing reservoir of 240 lakh litres and providing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA).

Source: http://www.blonnet.com/2010/01/30/stories/2010013054882700.htm
 

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Picture due to Penagaram election? :nuts:

Huge tank being built near Penagaram part of Hogenakkal water project



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Hogenakkal water project picks up pace
30 Lakh People In Dharmapuri And Krishnagiri To Benefit From The Scheme
Chennai: Less than a mile from the picturesque Hogenakkal water falls, large boulders are being blasted into smithereens. Amid the sound of the splintering boulders, finally, hope gushes for the waterstarved and fluorosis-hit people of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri in western Tamil Nadu.
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(Karnataka)CM for give-and-take on Hogenakkal water projects

CM for give-and-take on Hogenakkal water projects

BANGALORE: After the new-found bonhomie between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the Sarvajna-Tiruvalluvar statues, Karnataka has once again extended an olive branch to its neighbour, this time on the water front.

Continuing with the give-and-take policy, chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has decided to lead a delegation to Chennai with a proposal to allow the state to set up a hydel power plant in the disputed Hogenakkal region. In return, it will not object to the drinking water project undertaken by Tamil Nadu in the disputed site.

“This is the time we can bargain. We do not want to stall any project. The proposal is beneficial to both states. An inter-state river is a national wealth and its resources should be optimally utilized by both,’’ home minister V S Acharya said on Friday.

Tamil Nadu has already started work for the Rs 1,334-crore Hogenakkal Water Supply and Fluorosis Mitigation Programme, aimed at providing drinking water to Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts. The project is funded by Japanese Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC).

TN claims that Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts are water-starved, therefore the Hogenakkal project has to be completed as scheduled by the year 2012. However, Karnataka, though not against the drinking water scheme, has opposed it alleging that the neighbouring state has deviated from the original plan.

Karnataka water resources minister Basavaraj Bommai has accused Tamil Nadu of deviating from the original plan where it had envisaged the project for 1.7 tmc ft, but the works have been taken up involving 2.5 tmc ft of water. Similarly, drinking water was to be provided taking 30 lakh people into account in the two districts, but now it has been enhanced to 45 lakh people.

Bommai had said the location of the project itself was disputed. Karnataka claims that the land where the project is being executed belongs to Karnataka and is coming up on the inter river basin — Cauvery and Pennar — site.
JD(S) state president HD Kumaraswamy said that they would support the government.
 
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