MCC to answer water woes soon

Civic body plans to engage more tankers to quench citys thirst

Accepting that ‘there will be hardships’ in meeting the demands of water for the city, Mysore City Corporation (MCC) commissioner K S Raykar said that measures are being taken to increase the number of tankers supplying water in the city.

Addressing a press conference at MCC here on Wednesday, Raykar said that tankers on contract from the MCC would be painted in green and water would be supplied free of  charge. Earlier, 15 tankers were catering to the demands of the city and an additional 20 have been added to meet the water shortage.

He mentioned that by the end of March four motors with 170 HP capacity, 100 HP motors, would be installed in the city. Also, by the end of July 60MLD would be supplied by using water from Kabini river. MCC has also completed work on 25 overhead tanks.

Commenting on the allegations that water theft of 10 MLD, he said it could be due to lack of communication. He said 51.3 MLD is supplied every day to the storage tank at Vijayanagar. However, a statement from Jusco stating that it was receiving only 40MLD is the cause of the confusion. They have been instructed to install a water meter to register the supply.

Raykar promised that water woes in the city would be taken care by April 10 after the installation of new motors.

Savalathugala Santhe
Speaking at the press conference, mayor Pushpalatha Chikkanna revealed the various schemes being provided by MCC at the Sarkari Savalathugala Santhe to be held on March 3 in the city.

She said that 1256 Ashraya houses would be issued to beneficiaries on the occasion. The corporation would also issue health insurance to 41,664 beneficiaries. MCC would provide 75 theatre artistes with a financial assistance of Rs 5,000. Under the Gruhabhagya Scheme 725 beneficiaries would be given Rs 1.30 lakh for construction of houses. Solar streetlights estimated at Rs 17,580 would be given away to 690 beneficiaries. Sewing machines for 1,481 persons and financial assistance of Rs 5,000 for wrestlers.

In an effort reform prisoners and educate them about information technology, 10 computers would be delivered to the Mysore Prison.

Under the Jnanasiri scheme, talented students of general category, SC/ST, who have passed in first class in SSLC, PUC, degree and post graduation would be awarded with funds.

The central government sponsored ‘Namma Mane’ and Vajpayee City Housing Scheme is being implemented by MCC. Under the Namma Mane scheme, Rs 50,000 loan from banks and Rs 50,000 from the Vajpayee Housing Scheme by state government would be provided. Deputy mayor M J Ravikumar was also present.

Training
MCC commissioner K S Raykar said that the corporation is providing sanitary inspector diploma training to 75 children of Pourakarmikas. Children of Pourakarmikas, who have completed tenth standard have been chosen for the diploma programme.

He said 73 have completed training and 67 have become eligible. They would be given the diplomas on March 3. All India Institute of Local Self Governance had conducted the 14-month course. However, he bemoaned that others weren’t coming forward to participate in the programme.

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