Minister announces grants for drinking water mgmt

Minister announces grants for drinking water mgmt

Minister announces grants for drinking water mgmt

District in-charge and home minister announced that Rs 20 lakh would be sanctioned for each Assembly constituency in the district to manage drinking water supply following failure of monsoon showers.

Speaking at a progress review meeting on drinking water supply and drought relief works at the deputy commissioner’s office here on Sunday, he said: “Already Rs 18 crore has been spent in the district to solve drinking water problem and 583 borewells have been installed.”

He directed officials concerned to complete pending electrical works and make drinking water available for people as soon as possible.

Task force

He asked officials to discuss the water problem with the task force led by MLAs, formed in each Assembly constituency. “The issues should be brought to the notice of DC, if a solution is not found there,” he said.

MLAs alleged that Cesc officials were not repairing transformers, which were damaged frequently — the main cause for drinking water problem.

The home minister guided the officials concerned to have at least five transformers reserved for each taluk, to be used when transformers connected to water supply projects were damaged.

MLA Kalpana Siddaraju and MLC B Ramakrishna urged for water supply to Byadarahalli and Chinnannadoddi of Maddur taluk from Neelakantanahalli as underground water level had depleted. The minister directed the officials to take steps immediately.

MLAs K B Chandrashekar, A B Ramesh Babu, M Srinivas, P M Narendraswamy, ZP president M T Suresh, DC B N Krishnaiah and ZP CEO P C Jayanna were present.