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Centre clears three projects worth Rs 266 crore for WB

The Centre has approved three projects -the renewal of the iconic Tala tank in north Kolkata, augmentation of Uluberia water supply scheme and solid waste management scheme of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), official sources said here on Thursday.

 The Cental Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) of the union ministry of urban development at a meeting in New Delhi, a day before the announcement of the poll schedule by the Election Commission, approved the three projects worth around Rs 266 crore for West Bengal, the sources said.

The Tala Tank is an iconic structure in north Kolkata . It has a capacity of 41 million litres (9 mgd). It was commissioned in 1911, but is still providing service to an estimated 36 lakh population.Its area is 98m x 98m, depth is 5.5m. Due to ageing, some deformation is happening and some leakages are also noticed.
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