Sonia Gandhi to lay foundation of Rs.2,938 crore water project in Rajasthan

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation of a Rs.2,938 crore water supply project at Jayal in Nagaur district of Rajasthan Thursday.

Over 23 lakh people from six towns and 890 villages will benefit from the project, Jitendra Singh, Rajasthan's minister for energy, non-conventional energy and information and public relations, said in a statement here Wednesday.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, along with senior cabinet colleagues will be present at the foundation laying ceremony to be held at Mela Ground of Jayal town.

The project, being supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will be completed in four years.

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