CMC meeting on drinking water crisis


A decision to this effect was taken at the special emergency meeting organised here on Thursday. The meeting was held to prepare the proposal, as per the instructions of the deputy commissioner.

It was also brought to the notice of the meeting that already a special action plan under the drought relief fund had been submitted to the deputy commissioner.

The meeting decided to take back the amount of Rs 25 lakh, which had been granted to the tahsildar, owing technical errors. CMC members Ravi, Muraligowda, Bombay Aslam, Chitti Babu, Prakash, Somashekhar and several others expressed that their respective wards were reeling under acute drinking water crisis. Chaos prevailed for some time, as all the members tried to place their water problems before the meeting.

Ward woes

Later on, CMC Vice-President V K Rajesh said, there was drinking wate problem in each and every ward. The people were forced to drink flouride-mixed water. The members should express their problems with patience and also make suggestions. If measures to increase the groundwater were not implemented as early as possible, then there will be chaos. The CMC should take measures to construct soak pits everywhere, he added.

Rainwater harvesting

Rajesh said, rainwater harvesting should be implemented immediately.

Apart from desiltation of lakes and tanks and repair of Raja canal which supplies water from the Kolaramma tank and also revival of borewells should be undertaken, he further advised.

The meeting also decided to provide 45 days for regularising water supply connections in the City. If this period was crossed, then an amount of Rs 2,950 should be paid in the form penalty from the consumers, it decided. The meeting also debated on recovery of cost on the supply of drinking water through the tankers.

The members stated that if the cost was not recovered, then all the developmental works would come to a standstill. While CMC Commissioner Ramadas stated that it was inhuman to collect money from the poor.

The meeting also decided to drill borewells at Maderahalli, Ammerahalli, Kolaramma, Tottibhavi and Kodikonnur pump house tanks for drinking water supply measures.
Four teams and co-ordingating committees would be formed to recover taxes.

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